ADAMI SHOWCASE at the DOK Leipzig Festival 2019

Salome Jashi, Angelina Kariakina & Anna Tsygyma, Tako Robakidze

Salome Jashi, Angelina Kariakina & Anna Tsygyma, Tako Robakidze

This year, ADAMI SHOWCASE is part of the Special Screenings at the 62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation Film. In cooperation with DOK Leipzig, three ADAMI Media Prize winning authors and film directors from Eastern Europe will present their films focused on Frozen Conflicts in their countries. The showcase allows filmmakers from Georgia and Ukraine to present their work to a broader international audience, and gives festival guests the opportunity to have a close insight into these geopolitical issues. 


The first short documentary The Tower by Salome Jashi (ADAMI Media Prize, News and Short Non-Fiction category 2018) explores in 4 minutes the drama of people who have been evicted from their homeland after the Russo-Georgian war in 2008. 


Young Georgian photographer Tako Robakidze will present her non-fiction Creeping Borders (ADAMI Online Prize for Web Video 2016). She has documented the daily shifting reality for locals living near Georgia’s occupied breakaway province of Tskhinvali (South Ossetia), and what it means to go to sleep in one’s own country and wake up in occupied territory.


The Ukrainian film From Crimea to Siberia: How Russia is Tormenting Political Prisoners Sentsov and Kolchenko (ADAMI Special Mention prize 2018) will be presented by the authors Anna Tsygyma and Angelina Kariakina. The film produced by Hromadkse TV documents the difficult journey of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and activist Oleksandr Kolchenko, who were detained in Crimea during the 2014 annexation. After the screening, special guest Oleksandr Kolchenko, who was just released from Russian prison on September 10, will join the discussion.


In addition to the ADAMI Showcase, at the festival there will be a Get Together, where accredited festival guests have the opportunity to meet informally and exchange ideas, while having some cocktails and snacks. 


ADAMI Showcase: Friday, November 1st, 20.00 at the Polish Institute in Leipzig


ADAMI Get Together: Friday, November 1st, 18.00-19.00 at the Festival Centre, Museum der bildenden Künste, Ground Floor (for accredited festival guests)

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