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In his blog, documentary expert and consultant Tue Steen Müller reviews The Leader Is Always Right (Georgia) by Salome Jashi, a 2009 Ex Oriente Film participant, and Pictograph (Slovakia/USA) by director Mišo Suchý and editor Marek Šulík who edited, for example, Peter Kerekes' Cooking History.


To read Tue Steen Müller's reviews of the following documentaries, please visit




Georgia 2009
45 min

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
30 min

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).
 is run by Tue Steen Müller, a Danish documentary consultant and tutor. From 2003-2009, Mr Müller was Head of Studies for IDF's workshop Ex Oriente Film. Click here for a full bio.