BLACK SHORTS Five experimental short films on everyday life in Georgia

September 27, 2011 - 19:30 - 21:00
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Event type: 
Film Screening
Event audience: 
Open to the Public
Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
BLACK SHORTS Five experimental short films on everyday life in Georgia

In May 2011, twenty young creative people from across Europe met for the first time in Garikula, Georgia. Some of them had never made a fi­lm before in their lives, whilst others had considerable experience in the medium. Each of them arrived with a topic for a possible ­film in mind and more topics came up as they discussed fi­lm. After some basic training in fi­lmmaking, they split into 5 groups and set off‑ to ‑different parts of the country for 8 days of shooting, before meeting again in Tbilisi to review the footage. After a fortnight’s break, they came together in Budapest and edited the footage over four days at CEU. The resulting Black Shorts are as diverse as they are intriguing. The films capture the endearing character of a barber’s shop in Tbilisi; the highflying web of cable cars in Chiatura; the lively theatrics of death in Kutaisi; the second life of objects as scrap metal in-and-around Zugdidi; and a day in the life of an underpass’s resident band in Tbilisi.

Discussion with the project coordinator Ian Cook and one of the filmmakers Natalia Buier (both PhD students of Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, CEU) to follow!

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