Georgia's first president and his government struggle against an opposition supported by the Russian / Soviet KGB and armed forces. The archives of the so-called “Tbilisi War” reveal that at the time Georgia was unprepared for the challenges of newly emerging statehood.
Soso Dumbadze (1981) graduated the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. He was awarded a PhD by the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg. Dumbadze is a professor at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs. His works were presented at the Bundeskunsthalle, Art Cologne, and others. Dumbadze’s diploma film Sunny Night (2017, co-director Lea Hartlaub) premiered at the Dok- Leipzig Festival. In 2006 Dumbadze founded Sa.Ga. Publishing for Society and published authors such as Walter Benjamin, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Harun Farocki, Chris Marker and others. Selected works: Sunny Night – Found footage essay film, 2017 A Yellow Bus – Video installation, 15-channel, 2017 / The Parallel – Video installation, 2-channel, 2015