Dariko, the only local television journalist in a small town in Georgia, strives from one report to the next to provide a pseudo-ethnographic portrait of a community and its traditions. Like Virgil with Dante, she leads director Salomé Jashi through the Georgian ‘circles of hell’ in a microscopic tragi-comedy that reveals a country in perpetual transition.
Salomé Jashi was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1981. She first studied journalism and worked as a reporter for several years. In 2005 she was awarded a British Council scholarship to study documentary filmmaking at Royal Holloway, University of London. Upon her return to Georgia, together with close friends Salomé founded the production company Sakdoc Film. Alongside filmmaking, Salomé was part of Caucadoc, a project that supported the development of the documentary scene in the South Caucasus. She additionally tutors at international workshops.
Selected: The Helicopter (2006), Speechless (2009), The Leader Is Always Right (2010), Bakhmaro (2011)