Black Shorts - Experiments from Georgia

Black Shorts - Experiments from Georgia

In May 2011, twenty young creative people from across Europe met for the first time in Garikula, Geogia. Some of them never made a film before in their lives, whlist others had considerable experience, in the medium. 
 
Daazo.com presents a collection of short documentaries that reunite the pleasure of exploring film as a medium, with the challenge of getting to know a different culture and its people.
The 5 film were made with the support of the European Cultural Foundation and The Open Society Institute. Black Shorts is a project by Plotki, Sakdoc Film and the Center for Arts and Culture at CEU. 
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Films
“...form of government: presidential parliamentary democracy. Official language: Georgian. Population: 4.6 million. Capital: Tbilisi.” As the eye deciphers the fading inscriptions in the underground passage and the body instinctively avoids the commercial humdrum, the ear catches the music. Under a is a film about the passage that runs under Tbilisi’s centrally located Freedom Square, and follows a band’s everyday flow in an underground place filled with tunes.
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16:15
Gulo is a film that explores the line between death and life, visualising the theatrical happenings and settings surrounding burial rituals. Often death is presented as the ending of life, something feared by people. Contrary to this, Gulo shows the diverse approaches to death and reveals the thoughts of people who are directly connected to the passageway between life and death: "death no longer interests me. I wish I had a different life, I want to be on stage.” Gulo is shot in Kutaisi.
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15:44
Weathered hands move scrap metal from the homes of those who live in and around Zugdidi to the Black Sea port of Poti, and Georgian society moves too, moulding itself around one of the country’s leading exports. From bathtubs, bedsprings and boilers to pots & pans, tin cans and coat stands... in Harvest Georgia the process of scrap metal collecting, weighing and exporting is told through the interaction of these re-valued objects, with those who handle them as part of their everyday lives.
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06:44
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