Salomé Jashi

Title: Speechless
Directed and edited by Salomé Jashi
Co-produced by Salome Jashi and Nino Orjonikidze
Sound: Nika Paniashvili
Duration: 12:00
Format: 16:9
Language: Georgian
Subtitles: English
Production date: 2009
Production country: Georgia


The 2008 Georgian War resulted in the deaths of several hundred people and expulsion of tens of thousands from South Ossetia. Is there a way to show the tragedy of families that lost their loved ones, of thousands of people forced to leave their homes, of soldiers from the battlefield, and children who cannot comprehend the situation? Salomé Jashi answers this question in a way that leaves few apathetic, though the horrors of war are never visible on the screen. Her short film makes the audience witness a tragedy it never sees.

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