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The Dazzling Light of Sunset

Date: Monday, October 23, 2017

Time: 7pm

Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA

Director(s): Salomé Jashi

Film Details: 74 minutes, 2016, Georgia/Germany, color, HD, Georgian with English subtitles

Film Website | Trailer | Facebook EventTickets

Regard Neuf Award for Best First Film at the 2016 Visions du Réel

Official Selection of the 2017 Art of the Real, Film Society of Lincoln Center

Filmmaker Salomé Jashi will attend via video conference for discussion.

About the Film:

Beautifully shot and strangely comic, Salomé Jashi’s documentary follows Dariko and Khaka, an ultra-low-budget local news team in rural Georgia. Whether it’s elections, death announcements, a rare owl, or an oddly stressful fashion show for prepubescent and teenage girls, the pair approach each story without ego and with absolute professionalism, managing every aspect of reporting and production themselves. Through subtle editing choices, Jashi suggests that nothing truly changes in this former Soviet satellite—but allows her subjects to have one last acerbic word on the matter of representation. – Art of the Real / Film Society of Lincoln Center

About the Filmmaker(s):

Salomé Jashi was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1981. After graduating from the State University in Tbilisi in 2002 and the Caucasian School of Journalism and Media in 2003, Jashi worked for the Georgian Broadcasting Company Rustavi 2 as a journalist. In 2005, she was awarded a British Council scholarship to earn an MA in documentary filmmaking at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Jashi is the co-founder of the production company Sakdoc Film. Her previous film BAKHMARO (2011), received an Honorary Mention for a Young Documentary Talent at DOK Leipzig, was awarded Best Central and Eastern European Documentary at Jihlava IFF. She lives in Berlin.