The Dazzling Light of Sunset
Dariko Beria, Kakha Kyaraskhelia,
Jashi’s sense of humor and her great eye for shot compositions are reflected in this award-winning, self-reflexive documentary filmed in the town of Tsalenjikha in western Georgia. Jashi follows the town’s sole broadcast reporter, Dariko, and her cameraman Kakha as they gather news stories for their local TV station. “Through subtle editing choices, Jashi suggests that nothing truly changes in this former Soviet satellite—but allows her subjects to have one last acerbic word on the matter of representation” (Film at Lincoln Center, Art of the Real Festival, 2017).
Salomé Jashi, Georgia, 2018
After the Russo-Georgian war of 2008, the village of Ksuisi was occupied by Russia, and villagers were forced to relocate to a settlement for displaced persons. The iconic village tower, a place where the community congregates, remained on the Georgian side.
Salomé Jashi, Georgia, 2009
The 2008 Russo-Georgian war resulted in the deaths of several hundred people and the expulsion of tens of thousands from South Ossetia, an area known in Georgia as the Tskhivali Region. Speechless allows the audience to witness a tragedy it never sees.