Their Helicopter
22’ 2006

Director: Salomé Jashi
DOP: Tato Kotetishvili
Sound: Irakli Metreveli, Salome Jashi
Editing: Salomé Jashi
Producer: Salomé Jashi


Ardoteli family uncovered one piece of civilization only. Chechen military helicopter crashed in Upper Khevsureti, Georgia, ten years ago. As it turned out to be useless for a library, cows found a shelter and children set up their private playground. Trees can be dangerous and sun might go to its mum here. This is a fairy tale of eldest, middle and youngest Ardoteli family told through the wrecked eyes of the helicopter.



2008 Lessinia International Film Festival – Verona Province Award, Italy
2008 International Documentary Film Festival CRONOGRAF – TV5 award for Best Image, Moldova
2007 International Documentary Film Festival in Mexico –  DOCSDF. Awarded for the Best Short Documentary 
2007 Mountain Film Festival Niamori, Georgia



2007 Trieste International Film Festival, Italy
2007 International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands 
2007 Cinema du Reel, George Pompidu Center, France
2007 Vienna International Film Festival – Viennale, Austria
2007 Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animation Film, Germany

Royal Holloway, University of London
Supported by One World Media Fund

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