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Stereotypical approaches are still deeply rooted in Georgia, especially in rural areas

Nino Chibchiuri
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"I do not know" is the title of the film, which made 46-year-old Maya Atskarunashvili think about her life. The film directed by Lia Jakheli, which was filmed by the Studio Mobile, where life of the widow woman is  reflected, who bought up her two sons together with unmarried sister-in-law and believes that it was her duty as to her deceased husband, as well as to children and society. While showing the film, Maya Atskarunashvili was drawing a parallel to her life - she was acting right with the respect of the general public’s attitude when became a widow 4 year ago.

Presentation of the film was made for local youth and women in Karaleti village by the director of the film, personally, who was invited to the event by the Women's Solidarity Center. Presentation of the film was followed by the participants’ evaluation and discussion. The majority thinks that stereotypical approaches are still deeply rooted in Georgia, especially in rural areas. 

The film was shot in Gurjaani in 2004, where parallels are drawn to the life of American people who, at that time, were guests of the Georgian families. The way of life observed in Georgia is unacceptable for majority of them and they lay the main emphasis primarily on the individual's independence and freedom. After the discussion, the audience noted that upbringing of a new generation has a particular importance for elimination of the mentioned problems, which, initially should start by introducing civic education in schools.

Source: Portal GINSC

Tags: widow woman film Women's Solidarity Center Lia Jakheli

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