Film Screening: The Making of "Absurdistan” and Q&A with film-maker Nino Dzamashvili
Mon, November 21, 2011 • CMB 4.122
The Making of “Absurdistan”
Film-making in the Country of Georgia
Monday, November 21: 2pm
Studio 4D, CMB 4.122
Jesse H. Jones Communication Center
(Corner of Dean Keeton and Guadalupe)
“Absurdistan” is a 2008 film by a German director, spoken in Russian, written by a German, a Bosnian and a Georgian, and filmed in Azerbaijan. Georgian film-maker Nino Dzamashvili ‘s documentary, “The Making of Absurdistan,” explores the complexities of creating this film, and visits the local villagers who participated.
As the country of Georgia revives a cinema industry that thrived during Soviet times, Georgian film-makers are once again emerging into the international arena, both in feature films and documentaries.
Nino Dzamashvili is a documentarian whose films range from the artistic “Tango Dancing” to the dramatic “The Morning After,” a film that confronts one of the difficult social issues facing the youth of Georgia - AIDS. After the screening of “The Making of ‘Absurdistan,’” she will answer questions about film-making in Georgia.