Lecture and discussion with Anna Dziapshipa (filmmaker from Tbilisi) as part of the seminar "Flight, Trauma and Memory in Georgian Literature and Film" (led by Irine Beridze)
In the lecture, filmmaker, visual artist, producer (Sakdoc Film) and founder of "The Abkhazian Virtual Archives" (AVA) Anna Dziapshipa will talk about her artistic practice. Using a variety of media (photography, film, text), Anna Dziapshipa intensively explores questions of national identity, the border, and the loss of home. In 2023, her first feature-length documentary "Avtoportreti Zghvarze" (international title: SELF-PORTRAIT ALONG THE BORDERLINE) will be released.
Synopsis: "The director takes us on an ambivalent journey to understand her identity and offers a new perspective on the meaning of roots. When she finds her abandoned summer home in Abkhazia, 25 years after she left it, a 'Pandora's box' of violent yet cherished memories opens.... The highly personal narrative explores the complexities of nationalism and identity in times of war and global displacement. Ultimately, these reflections on recent history become a possible guide to what may come when the wars are over.
Bio: Anna Dziapshipa is a filmmaker and visual artist. She has experience and a professional background in art history, film production, cultural management, experimental video and documentary film. Her work often explores the transformation of physical boundaries into memory and identity. She currently collaborates with various platforms and organizations, writing articles, lecturing, creating photo and video installations and multimedia projects. Her works are part of international film festivals and art exhibitions. She is co-founder and director of the documentary film company Sakdoc Film. Anna has also been the initiator of various trainings and workshops to support documentary filmmakers in Georgia and the South Caucasus.
The lecture will be held in English.
All interested parties are very welcome to attend. Registration via firstname.lastname@example.org
Time & Location
Feb 14, 2023 | 12:15 PM
online via Webex