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"Georgian Caméra Stylo: Poetics and politics of Georgian documentary cinema in the 20th century": Lecture and discussion with Giorgi Gabelia

20.06.2023 | 12:15
Journey of Akaki (1912)

Journey of Akaki (1912)

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 are the main topics of the lecture.

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.

(Caméra Stylo* - French theoretical phrase that describes the camera as if it were the director's pen.)


The lecture (in English) will be held online via Webex (host: Irine Beridze) .