Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Film Screening: The Making of "Absurdistan” and Q&A with film-maker Nino Dzamashvili

Mon, November 21, 2011 | CMB 4.122

2:00 PM

The Making of “Absurdistan”


Film-making in the Country of Georgia


Nino Dzamashvili

Georgian film-maker


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.


Sponsored by: The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and the UT Documentary Center

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