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Self-Portrait Along the Borderline

트레일러 재생

Anna DZIAPSHIPA

  • Georgia
  • 2023
  • 51min
  • 12 +
  • DCP
  • color, b&w

Asian Premiere

SYNOPSIS

An abandoned house opens the door to revisit the past by bringing to life a unique, nearly destroyed image archive from the unrecognized territory on the border of the Black Sea: Abkhazia. The Abkhazian family home usually is inaccessible for Georgians because of the ethnic conflict that happened between Georgia and Abkhazia. 

PROGRAM NOTE

Anna Dziapshipa was born and raised between her Abkhazian father and Georgian (Grusinian) mother. She invites the audience through memories of the past woven by the Abkhazia-Georgia conflict and traces of the present to her film Self-Portrait Along the Borderline. The director visits her abandoned ancestral house that was once located in an off-limits area. The film interweaves personal family videos and photos, including footage of her grandfather's soccer matches, with archived official TV images and radio voices from Georgia and Abkhazia. The work traverses time and gradually reveals the scars of complex and diverse ethnicity and identity, invoking scattered private memories and public history. Like spiders living together in the house and the webs they weave, these memories and histories are intertwined like threads. The director's voice recalls the past and present and naturally blends the faint yet vivid remnants of personal memories and history into a geopolitical context. Self-Portrait Along the Borderline navigates the void or space between the past and the present, calmly articulating what has been left behind for individuals and society after the conflict. It contemplatively inquires about what may come next. [KIM Seo-yul]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
217 2023-08-26 | 14:00 - 14:51 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 8
403 2023-08-28 | 13:00 - 13:51 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 3

Director

  • Anna DZIAPSHIPA

    Born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1982. A filmmaker and a producer with experience and professional biography in art history, film producing, cultural management, experimental video and documentary film. Her works often explore the transformation of physical borders into memory and identity. She is the co-founder and director of the documentary film company Sakdoc Film.

     

Credit

  • ProducerAnna DZIAPSHIPA
  • Cinematographer Anna DZIAPSHIPA
  • Editor Eka TSOTSORIA
  • Sound Paata GODZIASHVILI

CONTACT

Anna DZIAPSHIPA | anna@sakdoc.ge