Shot in a provincial Georgian town, Bakhmaro shows a three-story, multipurpose building that was formerly a hotel and is now in varying states of use or decay. The businesses in the building struggle, and the workers and inhabitants wait for change. Director and cinematographer Jashi creates a poignant, artful study that ruminates on Georgian society.
Salomé Jashi, Georgia, 2006
This is a gentle and slightly absurdist documentary about the Ardoteli family in the mountains of Georgia, who discovered that a Chechen helicopter carrying cheese had crashed near their house.
A Crypto Rush Aftermath
Salomé Jashi, Georgia, 2023
Financial pyramids have been a consistent feature in Georgia’s recent history. State banks, private lenders, and construction companies have all taken money from people with the promise of future profit. This film was shot in Javakheti, a southern region of Georgia on the border with Armenia and Turkey, an area that is mostly populated by ethnic Armenians.