Online screening of movie “Taming the Garden” and discussion with the director Salomé Jashi, will be part of the festival “One World 2021”.
Taming the Garden / Salomé Jashi / Georgia, Germany, Switzerland
2021 / 91 min / English friendly – Tree buyers knock on the doors of country houses along the coast of Georgia. They offer large sums of money for impressively old and exceptionally beautiful trees, often the dominant landmarks of villages remembered by several generations. One of the country’s most powerful men, a former prime minister, has an unusual hobby: he likes to surround himself with beautiful trees in his garden. Intricate networks of roots must first be carefully dug up and then removed with the soil around them. Where orchards or forests get in the way, new paths are created instead. The landscape is gradually changing before the eyes of the local inhabitants, leaving behind an urgent question: What is lost by creating reservations at the expense of the original environment in which one lives?