Reflections on Georgian Film: A Conversation with Nana Janelidze and Tamara Tatishvili

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Prominent Georgian filmmakers Nana Janelidze and Tamara Tatishvili will be in conversation with each other about the development of Georgian film over the last thirty years. Both Nana and Tamara have led the Georgian National Film Center, and both have been central to the development of Georgian film in the post-Soviet period. Together, they will discuss the enduring and unique character of Georgian movie making in the twentieth and twenty first centuries.     

Nana Janelidze co-directed Monanieba (Repentance) (1987), and went on to direct movies like Ojakhi (Family) (1985), Iavnana (Lullaby) (1994) and Netavi ik Teatri Aris (I wonder, is there a theater up there?) (2011). Tamara Tatishvili is a producer, trainer and strategy advisor for film makers. She currently leads MEDICI–a Film Funding Journey, organized by FOCAL.

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This event is cosponsored by the Georgian Association in the USA to celebrate its 90th anniversary as an organization representing the Georgian Diaspora.

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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