23 min.

Filmmaker: Maradia Tsaava



Marisha, a 21-year -old student from the provincial town of Chakvi, works the night shift at a fancy seaside hotel full of Russian tourists to earn money for her studies in Tbilisi. When she arrives in the capital after two years of online classes, Marisha struggles to find a decent place to live, since rent prices tripled due to the influx of Russians escaping mobilization or arrest in their country. 

Her dreams of studying turn upside down. Through Marisha’s story, the film sheds light on the challenges facing thousands of other students in Georgia, who do not have access to quality housing or, subsequently, education.