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Before Father Gets Back / Sanam Mama Dabrundeba

Year
2018
Country
Georgia, France, Germany
Duration
75’
Director
Mari Gulbiani

In a darkened classroom, the white cracked walls serve as a movie screen. We are in a remote mountain village of Georgia. The light from the projector breaks the darkness: the kids' first cinematic experience is about to begin. Among them are Iman and Eva, two Muslim girls for whom the experience becomes a turning point and inspires them to take the camera and start filming their daily lives. The girls are growing up in a valley infested by radicalism, where most people are living in a constant fear of their relatives sacrificing their lives in the name of God.

 

The film is nominated for 'Rights Now!' Award

CREW
Director: Mari Gulbiani
Producer: Tekla Machavariani, Aleksandre Shervashidze, Laurence Uebersfeld
Operator: Mari Gulbiani, Nik Voigt, Toto Kotetishvili
Editor: Nina Graafland
Sound: Matthias Weber
Production
Nushi Film, LuFilms, TV78
Sales
Syndicado Film Sales, admin@syndicado.com
Director
Mari Gulbiani

Mari Gulbiani is a Georgian film director and screenplay writer. After finishing her education in Philology (1989-1994) at the Tbilisi State University, she studied Film Directing at the Theatre and Film State University from 2001 to 2006. She then fine-tuned her experience at the Parisian film school Ateliers Varan from 2006 until 2010 to become a fully-fledged documentary film director. She has worked in the culture department of the Georgian public TV station (TV1) and in the program department of TV9. She founded the producing company Midifilm in 2007. From 2013, she worked for the Noosfera Foundation and in the program department of the documentary film festival CineDoc Tbilisi. She also worked for CineDoc Young as a section coordinator. In 2012, she coordinated the EFA Young Audience Award in Tbilisi.

Filmography

City of Blind (2006), High Above the Clouds (2011), The Shelter (2013) 

Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Q&A with director
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Monday
25 March 2019
21:40
Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Q&A with director
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Tuesday
26 March 2019
12:20
Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Current time TV Award
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Friday
29 March 2019
17:00
XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
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2018
Country
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Director
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Duration
82
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Year
2018
Country
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Director
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Duration
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Country
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Director
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Duration
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Year
2018
Country
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Directors
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Duration
97
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