September 29 & October 4, 2011

Salt for Svanetia

(Mikhail Kalatozov, 1930, 55min, silent)

Live Score by Oliver Falk
and Paolo Thorsen-Nagel

Show: 8 pm

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"Salt for Svanetia is a 1930 Georgian silent documentary film directed by Mikhail Kalatozov. As one of the earliest ethnographic films, it documents the life of the Svan people in the isolated mountain village of Ushguli in Svanetia, in the northwestern part of Georgia. Containing some propaganda, the climax of the film show