There will be a screening of several documentary shorts exploring the recent history and present situation in the Republic of Georgia, including ‘When Clocks Stop’ by Tiko Nachkebia, a look at Georgia’s state-controlled TV service and ‘Speechless’, a film on the aftermath of the 2008 conflict.
The films will be followed by a conversation between Daniel Gorman (the director of the international arts charity Firefly International whose aim is to reduce conflict by building links between communities) and the documentary film producer Elhum Shakerifar whose credits include Sean McAllister’s ‘The Reluctant Revolutionary’ and Saeed Taji Farouky’s ‘The Runner’ (she is also @lalalooms on Twitter). In their discussion the will explore the modern cultural scene in Ukraine, Armenia and Georgia.
The evening will also feature live music from the Mazaika Duo, who blend Russian folk music, jazz, Gypsy music and Balkan beats.
Dash Cafe starts at 7:30pm and admission is free, but the organisers ask that you email email@example.com to secure your place in the audience.
Wednesday’s Dash Cafe is part of an ongoing programme by Dash Arts to undertake an artistic exploration of the countries of the former Soviet Union through music, film and debate.