<p><strong>An elderly couple in Gali district finds comfort in cherished memories during the harsh reality of the pandemic crisis.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Currently, about 50 families live in the village of Makhunjia, Gali district. The village is on a high mountain and is famous for its citrus plantations. The last house in Makhunjia belongs to Bondo’s family. His wife lost her eyesight when their 29-year-old son died in Abkhazia. Since then, the life of an elderly couple has changed drastically. All their happy memories are in the past. During the pandemic, daily life in the small village became even more difficult. </span></p>
Memories so bright
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Ana’s life in Gali (district of Abkhazia) has always been a struggle against stereotypes. Photography, however, gives her a way to express herself. A roaming camera is a short film which portrays a 17-year-old girl’s wish to break the “rules” that exist in her community and become a traveler like her camera traveled over borders and cities before she received it--and her images travel over the great expanse of the internet via photos on Instagram.