Altzaney

Vano Arsenishvili, Nino Orjonikidze. 2012. Georgia. vo Georgian. s Spanish. 30’

The people of Pankisi Gorge believe that all the important issues of their lives and deaths should be solved through mediation of a favored authority. Altzaney is a woman who interferes in other people’s lives and takes responsibility for it. She mediates between conflicting sides and the two worlds. Altzaney is the only woman trusted to take care of the dead.What makes her so distinguished and authoritative in a totally patriarchal environment, and what is the price she has to pay for it? Altzaney gives an insight into a unique community of Pankisi Gorge.

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