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Festival in Media
Section: Georgian Panorama
Country: Georgia 
Year: 2016


Me gadavtsure enguri

62 min, color

Director Anuna Bukia Producer: Tinatin Qajrishvili Co-producer: Lasha Khalvashi Cinematography: Irakli Metreveli Niko Tarielashvili Tamar Kakubava Anuna Bukia Editing Niko Tarielashvili

A young woman decides to find her house that she has been deprived of at the age of 4 due to the war. The only chance to get to the occupied area is to cross the border secretly. The border barrier, the natural dividing line, the river Enguri, all add up to the artificially-created wire line by Russian Soldiers. In search of her house, the protagonist explores lives of internally displaced persons for 24 years after the war and sinks into the art of existence that seems to be war, rather than peace. In the process, she meets with so-called ‘connectors', who help her get to the occupied territory. The story portrays everlasting estranging damage occupation can bring: how it can eradicate the concept of ' home' and the comforting feeling of safety.




Anuna Bukia


She was born in Sokhumi, Abkhazia, in 1988. After the war Anuna's familly moved to Zugdidi and laterto Tbilisi. She graduated from the Institute of Media andCommunication of Georgia - BA Social Sciences. Later she continued studies in Russia, atPeople's Friendship State University - MA – International communication, journalism.Since then Anuna actively works in Journalism both for local and international platforms. Aftervarious jobs in Television,Radio, print and online (multimedia) platforms,she shoots her first documentary “What's happening now”. Now she works for the GEMINI Company as a director/producer.



2016 What's happening now (documentary)

2016 I Swam Enguri