CANCELLED: Introduction to the History of Georgian Cinema

Event Format
In person
1737 Cambridge St, Room K262, Cambridge MA 02138 or Zoom Webinar


In November 1896, just months after appearing in Paris, cinema arrived in Georgia. 1908 is officially considered the year cinema was born in Georgia, but after the Soviet takeover in 1921, cinema became a chief method of propaganda. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Georgian cinema sector faced 10-12 years of stagnation during which only a few films were made. In recent years, Georgian cinema has been witnessing an astonishing period of revival, a new generation of filmmakers has emerged, and today a new wave of Georgian filmmakers has managed to find a new and strong language of cinema, in order to speak with international audience about contemporary issues of Georgian society. Levan Lomjaria will explore these and other aspects of the history of Georgian cinema in his lecture.



The Program on Georgian Studies is an activity of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University and is made possible by a sponsored research award from the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.


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