Genre: Documentary | Duration: 74 min. | MPAA: N7 | 2016 | Countries: Georgia, Germany | Subtitles Lithuanian
The film takes a small town television station as a centerpiece of its story and draws a pseudo-ethnographic portrait of a community in Georgia. Journalist Dariko races from one report to another giving an honest, if highly personal, take on the current events that shape her environment. Everything public either happens on a stage or refers to the idea of a stage. Presentation of one’s self in the best possible way is of the essence. This microscopic tragi-comedy reflects the way the whole nation functions, where appearance is more valued than content. Jashi captures how the traditions that the community nurtures are often composed of empty words or automated movements, while the new is a crooked copy of an alien world.