The Trader

Georgia, 2018, 23 min.
Directed by
Tamta Gabrichidze
community / comunitate / economie @en / economy / poverty / rural / sărăcie @en

Sundance Film Festival 2018 – Winner Short Filmmaking Award

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2017 – Winner Best Short Documentary

DOK Leipzig 2017 – Country Focus Georgia

Tbilisi Film Festival 2018 – Georgian Panorama Section

Gela sells secondhand clothes and household items from the back of his minibus while travelling the Eastern European country, Georgia in search of spuds. Money is meaningless in this market–potatoes are lucre. Young and old peer into his truck, their eyes lighting up at the sight of modern conveniences like sponges and lint brushes.