AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL
Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film
With special thanks to our generous sponsors for this series, Helene and Stephen Weicholz and our host, Dr. John Pfeifer.
In the wake of the Soviet Union’s dissolution, a large minority of Estonian extraction are forced to leave their adopted home in the Abkhazeti region of Georgia to flee for the safety of their ancestral land. Ivo and Margus stay behind in an effort to save their tangerine crop as the Abkhazia conflict surrounds them. When a bloody conflict between Georgian and Russian-backed forces erupts on his doorstep, Ivo must bury the dead soldiers and care for two wounded survivors. Unfortunately, the temporarily bedridden soldiers are from opposing sides, and the Estonian finds himself in the middle of someone else’s war.
Estonia; Not Rated; Directed by Zaza Urushadze; 87 Minutes
Pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer begins at 7pm, with the film beginning at approximately 7:30pm.