Directed by Emily Railsback (USA, 2017, 78 min.). English and Georgian with English subtitles.
Filmmaker Emily Railsback and award-winning sommelier Jeremy Quinn provide intimate access to rural family life in the Republic of Georgia as they explore the rebirth of 8,000-year-old winemaking traditions almost lost during the period of Soviet rule. Using unobtrusive iPhone technology, Railsback brings the voices and ancestral legacies of modern Georgians directly to the viewer, revealing an intricate and resilient society that has survived regular foreign invasions and repeated attempts to erase Georgian culture. The revival of traditional winemaking is the central force driving this powerful, independent, and autonomous nation to find its 21st-century identity.
Followed by a discussion with director Emily Railsback and Jeremy Quinn.
Co-presented with Ballets Russes Arts Initiative, with support from the Embassy of Georgia to the United States and the Georgian National Film Center.