March 2016


Georgian Film Series: 'Bakhmaro' by Salomé Jashi

Thursday 10.03.2016 8:00 PM | Saal

Admission: 5€

Organizer: Werkstatt der Kulturen/ Dr. Lily Fürstenow-Khositashvili


Georgian Film Series

'Bakhmaro' von Salomé Jashi

++ Filmmaker will be present ++

Documentary, Germany/Georgia 2011, 58 min.
(German Language)


A journey into a lively but rotting building – a microcosm intruded by the constant anticipation of change. A three-story brick building in a provincial Georgian town. At the center of the building is a restaurant whose walls are covered with bright green and orange plastic foam and where tables are set, waiting for customers – who rarely come. Just like customers, change also comes rarely here. Just like the others in the building waitress Nana and her boss are waiting…

This building, which resembles Noah’s Ark, is a microcosm, a model of this troubled country with its endless demonstrations and opposition rallies. On the backdrop of political events, somehow, all of life is here.


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Salomé Jashi: After graduating from the State University in Tbilisi in 2002 and the Caucasian School of Journalism and Media in 2003, Salome Jashi worked for the Georgian Broadcasting Company Rustavi 2 as a journalist. Besides television production, she also creates short video installations. She finished her MA degree, subject documentary film, absolving her practice at the Department of Media Arts at the Royal Holloway, University of London. One of her student films was screened in the National Portrait Gallery within a discussion of self-portrait. She was member of a jury at the Norwegian short film festival in 2007. At present, Salomé Jashi works at several documentary projects and is founder of the production company „Sakdoc Film“ whose main priority is documentary film.

Trailer Bakhmaro: 



Interviews with Vilém Flusser: “We shall survive in the memory of others,” made available by Miklós Peternák for the Center for Communication and Culture, Budapest, as well as Marcel Marburger and Siegfried Zielinski for the Vilém Flusser Archiv.

Under the generous support of the Vilém Flusser Archivs at the Universität der Künste Berlin.