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


Daisis Miziduloba

74 min, color

Director Salomé Jashi Cinematography Salomé Jashi Editing Derek Howard

The film takes a small town television station as the centerpiece of its story and draws a pseudoethnographic portrait of a community in Georgia. Rituals and traditions define the lifestyle here, though a distant crooked reflection of the modern world has already invaded the collective mind. Here performance of one's self in the best possible way is of primary importance. This cinematic kaleidoscope of characters, places and events unveils the life of the local community and its hybrid values. The sole journalist of the television station, Dariko, is like Virgil from Dante's ‘Divine Comedy', taking the audience on a trip through the community's moments of revelation.

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Salomé Jashi

Salomé Jashi was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1981. She first studied journalism and worked as a reporter for several years. In 2005 she was awarded a British Council scholarship to study documentary filmmaking at Royal Holloway, University of London. Upon her return to Georgia, together with close friends Salomé founded production company Sakdoc Film. Alongside filmmaking, Salomé was part of Caucadoc, a project that supported the development of the documentary scene in the South Caucasus. She additionally tutors at international workshops. Salomé’s film BAKHMARO, made in coproduction with filmproduktion and MDR/Arte, received an Honorary Mention for a


Young Documentary Talent at DOK Leipzig, was awarded Best Central and Eastern European Documentary at Jihlava IFF, and was nominated for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and Silver Eye Awards in 2011. She lives between Berlin and Tbilisi.




2006 Their Helicopter 22'

2008 A Mr. Minister

2009 Speechless 12'

2010 The Leader is Always Right 43'

2011 Bakhmaro 60'

2012 Tsurva (A Swim) 10'

2016 The Dazzling Light of Sunset 74'