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THE LEADER IS ALWAYS RIGHT [Trailer]
Director: Salome Jashi
The film follows a group of young Georgians who spend their summer at a youth camp organized from the iniative of President Mikheil Saakashvili. Initially unfolding as an ordinary youth fare, the camp is gradually revealed to be filled with elements of crude propaganda.
In 2009 Salome Jashi developed her creative project Restaurant Bakhmaro and Those Who Work There in the year-long Ex Oriente Film workshop.
PIKTOGRAM [VOD: Doc Alliance Films]
Slovakia, USA 2006
Director: Mišo Suchý
Editing: Marek Šulík
Images by two women artists - color folk drawings and black & white photography stills - are animated to create a tapestry weaving together vignettes of life in the village Kryvorivnya in the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine, where once the novel Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors was written and later filmed, and where, to this day, the passage of time has its own pace.
Editor Marek Šulík was involved in a number of notable documentary films, e.g., Cooking History by Peter Kerekes (presented at the 2007 Docu Talents from the East).