On 25th of December at 19:00 Toma Chagelishvili’s documentary I DIDN’T CROSS THE BORDER, THE BORDER CROSSED ME will be screened at Contemporary Art Space in Batumi.
The villagers of Churvaleti knew since the end of the Georgian war in 2008 that they were living on a border. Life was simple, but not far from normal. Until a while ago, when Russian patrols started drawing the borderline and putting up barbed wire fences. In Churvaleti, the barbed wire fence goes right through the village. Families and communities got divided. Every other hour border patrols pass by and put anyone in captivity who come close to the fence. In spite of this menace, the villagers find ways to stay in touch with their relatives and friends across the line. Life goes on, but will it ever be the same again?
The screening will be followed by a discussion with the director.
Giorgi Masalkini – Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University Associate Professor
Language: Georgian with English subtitles
Address: Zviad Gamsakhurdia st, 1/5 Batumi, Contemporary Art Space
Attendance is free!
Screening is held in the framework of the project Reconciliation of the Estranged Societies Through Culture, with the financial support of European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia