DOK Leipzig 29 October – 4 November 2018
61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival



Gela has turned his minibus into a shop. He drives across the Georgian countryside, selling colourful second-hand clothing and shiny plastic household appliance straight out of the boot of his not quite so shiny car. If you ask Gela for the price of his goods, he will quote it in potatoes. For potatoes are worth more than money. Tamta Gabrichidze’s quasi road movie won the Best Short Documentary Award at Hot Docs 2017. Perhaps for its impressive backdrop, those Georgian mountains passing by and the landscapes at their feet. Perhaps for its bizarreness, which seems to go some way towards satisfying the Western desire for exotic far-away places.

Zaza Rusadze


Original Title: Sovdagari
Country: Georgia
Year: 2016
Language: Armenian, Georgian, Russian
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 22 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Tamta Gabrichidze
Producer: Ilia Tavberidze
Cinematographer: Vano Andiashvili
Editor: Nona Gogodze
Sound: Ilia Magradze
Music: Gigi Chipashvili

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig 2018 catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author's name. All articles where no author’s name is given are production notes.