Georgia has a tense relationship with Russia. Russia is trying to take land from Georgia bit by bit, for example as they did in 2008 with a war. Jelle visits neighbors who are separated by barbed wire. A visit to the Khevsureti – who traditionally guard the borders of Georgia – shows to Jelle how the Russians slowly but surely move their border posts.
Original title: Achter de bergen van Sotsji
Jelle Brandt Corstius goes looking for answers in The Mountains Behind Sochi. In this six-episode series he travels from Sochi in Russia through the Caucasus. Far from political power games and war intrigues, he visits remote mountain villages and meets proud peoples with a strong desire to be independent.
Directed by: Hans Pool
Presented by: Jelle Brandt Corstius
Sound: Alex Tugushin
Edit: Matthieu Hes, Obbe Verwer
Research: Julia Ochetova, Maya Topuridze
Editor: Karen de Bok
© VPRO July 2015
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