Filmmaker Saxon Bosworth will join us for a screening of 2 documentaries filmed and focused on conservationist activities in Georgia. Saxon will provide an introduction to the films as well as a post-screening Q&A.
Like An Animal (29m)
Vanishing Sky Lords (42m)
Screening to be held at LOKAL’s NEW CoLAB Theatre (44 Vasil Petriashvili)
Like An Animal: Synopsis
“Like an Animal” (or Ცხოველივით) is the story of Georgian conservationist, Nika Kerdikoshvili, who works to protect the Caucasian Tur in Lagodekhi National Park, in the Kakheti region of Georgia.
The Tur is a wild goat species living in the Caucasian Mountains, whose numbers have suffered greatly in recent decades to poaching.
Nika, who grew up as a hunter, had some dramatic experiences with wildlife in his youth which altered his path.
He went on to trade his rifle for a camera, and uses his mastery of tracking and bushcraft to do crucial conservation work.
Directed, filmed, edited by Saxon Bosworth
Wildlife photography and videography by Nika Kerdikoshvili
Subtitles by Julietta Jijavadze
Vanishing Sky Lords: Synopsis
Vanishing Sky Lords (გაუჩინარებული ცის ღმერთები) tells a story of vultures; a creature of crucial importance in our ecosystems, that in many parts of the world, face a battle against extinction.
Vultures have gone from a prominent figure in tales and myths, in various ancient civilisations, to a misunderstood – and even misrepresented species. In reality, they provide a needed function in our planet’s biodiversity systems – and are one of nature’s “unsung heroes”.
In the Kaheti region of eastern Georgia, a country of the Caucasus, wildlife conservationists study their population of vultures, and explore their own mythical tale of Paskunji (ფასკუნჯი).
A film by Saxon Bosworth.
Produced, filmed, narrated, and edited by Saxon