Beyond the Mountains
A documentary film about the everyday life of refugees in Georgia, who escaped from the war in Grozny. The sphere of the story is Pankisi Gorge in Georgia, the neighbouring country of Chechnya, where hundreds of Chechen refugees run for shelter. There will be one main protagonist - Musa, a singer who tries to pass on the knowledge of the Chechen music; the everyday life of Musa’s family will be the central narration of the film. The central moment in the film is to describe the life of the children who live here, and the film narration will incorporate their monologues as they recall scenes from the past or speak about their future plans and dreams. The film’s structure will be small vignettes, small episodes of the children’s lives in Duisi primary school. At the beginning of each episode their name will be shown, which they will write with white chalk on a blackboard and introduce themselves. They tell us in their own way of their pain, joy and dreams...
1984 – 1989 Tbilisi Sulchan-Saba Orbeliani State University, Faculty of Georgian Language and Literature. 1997 – 2002 Tbilisi Ivane Javachishvili State University, Faculty of Film Directing. 2002 – 2003 Bavarian Academy for TV (BAF) in Munich, Field – TV Production Management. 2005 – 2006 Training Program – International Management and Training offered by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce – Economical Development Support Institutue. Manager Diploma in Austrian Chamber of Commerce. Experience: Production Assistant TV Pro 7; Hübner Filmproduktion; Novotny & Novotny. 2003 – 2006 Lecturer at the Tbilisi Iv. Javachishvili State University, Faculty - Film Directing, course of study - Film Production. Documentary films: Doctor Juergens in Dusheti; Goethe in Tbilisi; Hotel; Ramsan and His Brothers. Author of numerous TV scripts. Currently, producer and director at own Studio Hera. Director of A Girl's Story (documentary, Germany/Georgia for ZDF); Gold Seeker (Austria/Georgia). Assistant professor at the Tbilisi State Film and
Theater University of Georgia (film directing).