"Absense of Will" - Young Georgians investigate the reasons of Abkhaz/Ossetian/Georgian conflicts


Full title: "ABSENCE OF WILL. A journey through Georgia’s conflict zones"
Director: Mamuka Kuparadze

Description: "Vakho and Teo are twenty-something university graduates from the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. Born as the Soviet Union collapsed, they've grown up in the shadow of the wars that tore their country apart in the early nineteen nineties. They're too young to remember the fighting, but like everyone from their generation, their lives have been shaped by the legacy of the violence.
In the summer of 2008 Vakho and Teo set out to try to understand for themselves what caused the war in Abkhazia, and why after fifteen years of peace talks the sides are still no nearer to resolving their differences. Halfway through filming, fighting broke out again over South Ossetia. For a few brief days in August, war suddenly became a reality for Vakho and Teo, and as they experienced its horrors first hand, their search for answers became more personal and more urgent."

The documentary was shown on 10 September 2009 at the offices of the Heinrich Boell Foundation, Tbilisi.













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Unbelievable: French Minister Expects Deal on Warship Sale to Russia

Published: October 1, 2009



Moscow has just recently sent a warship to the Abkhazian coast to counter Georgian attacks on illegal trade with Sukhumi. Now this would be just the right class of ship for that mission, right? Can't believe the French government would be so stupid, or should I?

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