Directors Olga Konskaya, Andrei Nekrasov, Dreamscanner, Microstudia Group, Piraya Film / Russia, Norway, Georgia, 2009, 110’
During the Georgian War of August, 2008, film directors Olga Konskaya and Andrei Nekrasov approach the conflict zone from their own angles. The filmed material allows for a comparison between the actual events in Georgia and the media coverage. The directors portray an image of a cynical Russian superpower consolidating authority by artificially inciting conflict between nations. Ethnic conflicts in the Caucasus region have flared up not only in South Ossetia, which led to the war in 2008, but also in Abkhazia. Civilians, whose fates become tragic, suffer in each political and military conflict.
On July 28, 2010, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili announces that the nation’s foremost military goal is de-occupation. He points out that up until now the military has been geared towards peace-keeping operations, but will henceforth focus more on defending each village, each street, each region.