Recent Stories
13.09.2022

Every summer, female ranchers drive their cattle nearly 2,000 meters above sea level to graze in the Adjara highlands near Beshumi. Ranching, traditionally seen as “a man’s job” in many cultures, is delegated to the oldest women in the village in Adjara. As men can not leave their jobs in the valley for the four-month grazing season, the oldest woman in the family is charged with caring for the livestock.

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Georgia’s female ranchers: Grazing cattle in the clouds

Meri Emiridze

Recent Videos
28.09.2022

The culture of volunteering has not been fully established in Georgia yet and most people don’t know where to start. Even though Georgians do a lot of things for their families and community, it is not often defined as volunteer work that is supported, respected and promoted by the community. In the country where working hours are unregulated, wages are low and social security is weak, the entire burden falls on a family. Therefore, it’s no wonder that people don’t find the time nor interest for work that doesn’t pay money. Ana Kuprava has started volunteering during the pandemic with Helping Hand, a NGO based in Tbilisi. Apart from visiting and helping the elderly, she now spends a lot of time as an ambassador, informing other young people around Georgia about volunteering to help them get involved.

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Work without a paycheck

Viivi Mikkola

24.08.2022

This short documentary explores a new wave of queerness in Georgia and how music can be used as a way of liberating marginalized people. To be a queer artist in Georgia is still problematic due to entrenched homophobia in the country. Nikita, with extraordinary style and a complex personality, is currently the only openly queer artist in Georgia. The interview that explores Nikita’s world and unpacks the concept of music as a safe space, was shot in an abandoned building, which can be considered a symbol for queer spaces in Georgia, as it’s always most of the LGBTQ+ community lives in the shadows. The juxtaposition of the abandoned space, where the music video and interview take place, and the stage surrounded by a liberated audience, depicts what it means to be a queer artist in Georgia. “NIKITA: Stage as a shelter" follows the creative process of creating a track about a safe space, which was specifically created for this documentary.

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NIKITA : Stage as a shelter

Tekla Tevdorashvili

05.08.2022

Courier drivers in Tbilisi are emerging from their traditional role as the faceless figures behind order apps to become a forceful collective for social change. The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the necessity of delivery drivers, encouraging thousands to enter the industry. However, when demand for courier work was at its height, delivery companies slashed bonus systems and incentives, dealing drivers a financial blow. What began as drivers’ fight for stronger labor rights quickly grew into a collective movement, with couriers taking an active role in the country’s most noteworthy social and political issues. Five young couriers provide first-hand insight into the formation of this unique protest culture and the solidarity that fuels it.

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Your Delivery Is on Its Way

Nana Kobidze

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