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ROTSA DEDAMITSA MSUBUKIA / When the Earth Seems to Be Light

ROTSA DEDAMITSA MSUBUKIA / When the Earth Seems to Be Light

Young Georgian skaters, artists, and musicians feel trapped between the powers of the church and the political world. They create their own open spaces beneath viaducts and at other non-places that lend themselves to romantic notions of a free existence. Questions are posed to them about God, love and freedom, but these boys would much rather just be skating. One of them was bullied because of his hairstyle, and he explains that Georgians simply won’t accept people who look different. Many of their friends share their bleak vision of their country. The way they see it, Georgia is all about the old rather than the new. (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam)

SALOME MACHAIDZE is a Berlin-based Georgian artist and filmmaker. TAMUNA KARUMIDZE, visual artist and documentary filmmaker, is a founding member of Goslab – a multimedia collective of Georgian artists. DAVID MESKHI is a German-based photographer from Georgia. The documentary When the Earth Seems to Be Light is based on his photographs and won the Award for Best First Appearance at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2015. When the Earth Seems to Be Light is their first collaboration.

Competition Documentary 2016

SALOME MACHAIDZE, TAMUNA KARUMIDZE, DAVID MESKHI

Georgia / Germany 2015
DCP / color
80 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Levan Maisuradze, Tamuna Karumidze, David Meskhi
Editing
Tamuna Karumidze, Salome Machaidze
Sound
Goslab, Kai Lillich
Music
Natalie Beridze aka TBA, Nika Machaidze aka Nikakoi, Maxime Machaidze aka Luna 9, Vakouz, Diaperpin, Thomas Brinkmann
Producers
Goslab Collective (GE), Jörg Langkau (DE), Zaza Rusadze (Zazarfilm, GE), Temur Ugulava (GE)

Trailer
Website

Production

Goslab Collective
info@goslab.de
World Sales

Taskovski Films
19-21 Christopher Street
London EC2A 2B, Great Britain
info@taskovskifilms.com
www.taskovskifilms.com

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Documentary Film Festival
Amsterdam 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere