20.06. // 12.00 Lecture and Discussion – Georgian Caméra Stylo: Poetics and politics of Georgian documentary cinema in the 20th century
Lecture and Discussion with Giorgi Gabelia
The first Georgian film production was the documentary "Journey of Akaki" in 1912. Independent Georgian cinema existed for 9 more years until the country became part of the Soviet Union in 1921. How did Georgian auteur documentary cinema survive in the Soviet Union? How did the film-auteurs coexist with Soviet propaganda? These were the main topics of the lecture. (Caméra Stylo* - French theoretical phrase that describes the camera as if it were the director's pen.)
Giorgi Gabelia is a PhD candidate in sociology and a film scholar at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. The main areas of his research are: Aesthetics of Soviet cinema, history of Georgian cinema, cinema and everyday life, cinema and politics.