Stephanie Endter, Max Kuzmenko, Lisa Müller, Ulrike Penk and Kajetan Tadrowski

Title: Chiatura, my pride
Duration: 13:43
Format: HD video
Language: Georgian
Subtitles: English
Production date: 2011
Production country: Georgia
Acknowledgements: Plotki (Rejs e.V.)/ Berlin, Sakdoc Film/ Tbilisi and the Centre for Arts and Culture at the Central European University/ Budapest
Funded by: European Cultural Foundation, Open Society

Chiatura, my pride
Chiatura was once one of the most prosperous industrial cities in Georgia, boasting rich resources of manganese. Due its location in a steep valley surrounded by high mountains, Chiatura installed a system of cable cars to transport workers to and from the mines, as well as manganese from the mines to the factories. With de-industrialisation the manganese industry shrank and Chiatura’s population halved, but many of the cable cars still run, establishing a net between the city and its people. Chiatura, my Pride explores how this extraordinary transport system gives character to the city 40 years after its installation.

The film was the outcome of a short film project run by Plotki/Rejs e.V, Berlin and Sacdoc,Tbilisi. The project gathered experienced and non-experienced young people from 10 different countries for a two-week project in Georgia and for a one week post production in Budapest, Hungary.


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