Families in the Republic of Georgia revive 8,000 year old winemaking traditions that were almost lost during the era of Soviet domination.
Runtime : 78 mins
Released : 2018
A cultural adventure where song and wine express the energy of the qvevri (the clay vessel used for fermentation and aging).
Filmmaker Emily Railsback and award-winning sommelier Jeremy Quinn provide intimate access to rural family life in the Republic of Georgia as they explore the rebirth of 8,000-year-old winemaking traditions almost lost during the period of Soviet rule.
By using unobtrusive iPhone technology, Railsback brings the voices and ancestral legacies of modern Georgians directly to the viewer, revealing an intricate and resilient society that has survived regular foreign invasion and repeated attempts to erase Georgian culture. The revival of traditional winemaking is the central force driving this powerful, independent and autonomous nation to find its 21st century identity.
“… a thoroughly charming documentary about winemaking in post-Soviet Georgia.” Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
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Film Director: Emily Railsback