This is a story about the results of a political struggle in Georgia, perceived through creative workshops organized for local children. After wars and political struggles, children are usually left behind and their pain is compensated with foreign aid like sweets, clothes, toys. Estonians took another way - in a small rural school of Ureki, artists decided to devote their time to children. They carry out workshops in different art forms: photography, painting, pottery, glasswork. The interaction between children and artists creates warm and honest relationships. They open up and tell us their painful stories - some using words, some through their images.
Born in 1968; worked in Tallinnfilm studio; studied in PWSTVFT in Poland; also in NMS in UK and Femis in France; working in Estonia at the moment. Made documentaries, TV programmes and three short films.
Documentary film “Ureki” (53 min) Producer/ directorEstonia/Georgia, 2010 - 2011
Documentary “Earnie Shavers” Producer/director, UK, 2000
Short film “Closed Circuit” Producer;director Chloe ThomasClosed Circuit Projec, tUK, 2000
TV programme “Survivor” Director Strix-MTG Sweden, 1999-2000
Drama “Tied up in Tallinn” Director/producer, UK/Estonia, 1997
Documentary “Jardin de luxe” Director, producer, France, 1996
Documentary “Boguslaw”Director, producer, Poland, 1993
Drama “Stranger” Director/producer, Estonia, 1992