A film director appears at a remote, gigantic dam which is only one part of a hydro power station that has been divided by a borderline after the conflict between Georgia and its separatist province Abkhazia. The place gives the director an opportunity to apply for a permit and see the other half, though the opportunity turns into a never-ending torment of expectation. Stranded at the dam, she becomes close to the people whose lives have been destroyed by the political turmoil of the past. She listens to the secret stories revealing the true life around the border, before an alternative opportunity of the crossing arises.

Director: Maradia Tsaava

Producer: Mariam Chachia



Production Company: OpyoDoc
Co Producer: Faites Un Voeu/Seppia
Duration: 86 min.
Date of Release: 2021.09.19
Country of Production: OpyoDoc (Georgia) - Faites Un Voeu/Seppia (France)

Shooting Format: 4K
Language: Russian, Georgian
Subtitles: English, French

Festivals & Awards

  • International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film 2021
    International Competition


Creative Documentary