Film Screening: 'Liza Go On'

Film Screening
Special event
Event Format
In person
1730 Cambridge St. S020 Belfer Case Study Room

This year, the Davis Center's Program on Georgian Studies has launched a new initiative called Artist in Residence. A Georgian artist is invited to spend three weeks at the center. Our first visitor is Nana Janelidze, one of Georgia's best-known film directors and former director of the Georgian Film Center. Ms. Janelidze will be bringing three films, two of which she directed, to show at the Davis Center on March 27, March 28, and April 2. After the films, Ms. Janelidze will be available to talk about them, the Georgian film industry, and the role of movies in Georgian culture and politics.  

"Iare Liza" ("Liza, Go On") is Ms. Janelidze’s latest film, released in 2023. It focuses on the 1992-1993 war in Georgia's Abkhazia region, when Abkhaz separatists, backed by the Russian army, expelled 250,000 ethnic Georgians from the region. The film has stirred up controversy over the issue of who was to blame — suggesting that both Georgians and Abkhazians contributed to the conflict that led to the war.



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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