During Georgia’s acute economic crisis in the 1990s, when such schools were closing one after another, the teachers at the Senaki school managed to survive.
For generations, women in Georgia’s eastern Kvemo Kartli region were known for their beautiful carpets, full of painstaking patterns that reflected the lives and traditions of the community. The carpets, known as Borchalou rugs due to the region’s former name, Borchali, were different from other rugs weaved in the Caucasus and Iran due to the weaving techniques and designs the women used.
Reclaiming a lost art: The carpet weavers of Borchali
Forced to leave their homes after the 2020 Karabakh war, thousands are adjusting to new lives with limited assistance.
One year after Karabakh war, displaced eke out new lives
A growing number of young couples in Azerbaijan are rejecting traditional dowries.
Dowries: A changing tradition in Azerbaijan
A 23-year-old Ukrainian, far from home, tries to make life a little easier for Ukrainians escaping from the war. Around 2.5 million Ukrainian refugees have crossed into Poland since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war. Ukrainian Darina Hlava, 23, who has lived and worked in the Polish city of Poznan for the last five years, is helping refugees find a place to live, orient themselves in their new reality, register and get help. Poznan, the fifth largest city in Poland, has become the temporary home for 40,000 Ukrainian refugees.
Safe and sound but hoping to return home
The lives and deaths of residents in an apartment block in Sumgait reflect the fate of a generation of Azerbaijani men.
What do women say when no one is listening?
They whisper but sometimes scream
What does it mean to be a female politician in Georgia today? - Through her film, Keti Machavariani seeks to understand the process.