A Bear Over My Head

Director: Zaza Rusadze

Institute History

  • 2010 Sundance Documentary Film Grant


Two photographs were taken on the same spot in Georgia's breakaway region Abkhazia, in 1982 and 2007—before and after the war between Georgian and Abkhazian people. The photos allow a timely re-examination of the effects of nationalistic tendencies on the lives of everyday people.

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