Anchor: Mamuka Kuparadze Guests: – Alu Gamakharia, association “Peaceful and Business-like Caucasus”; – Marina Meshvildishvili, union “Tskhinvali of Future”, chair; – Merab Labadze, “Innovative Education…Sunday, July 8, 2018 | Discussion
‘Absence of Will’: A commentary, prepared by Metin SönmezNews29.01.2010
The documentary film “Absence of Will”, financed by Conciliation Resources (UK) and the Heinrich Boell Foundation (Germany), produced by Studio RE, and directed by Mamuka Kuparadze, was broadcast in 2009 for the first time. It is of great importance to anyone who wishes properly to understand the Georgian – Abkhaz War of 1992 – 1993.
When I first watched it, I was surprised to find myself watching those responsible for starting the war as they confessed, with regret, the facts that I already knew all too well. While listening to these confession-like statements, the many articles, books and published comments (positive and negative) about this issue flashed across my mind. Then, I decided that it would be a useful exercise to combine elements from these sources and set them alongside the script of the documentary by way of commentary to serve as a guide for those desirous of understanding the 1992 – 1993 war.
I am of the opinion that presenting the facts, which have been so extensively denied and/ or distorted, in such a comparison is of fundamental importance. I provide dates for the conversations shown in the documentary. The citations highlighted in colour are taken from other sources. And to demonstrate the effects of Georgian black propaganda on Georgian society itself, I show some “print screened” comments from various web-sites. My aim is quite specific: to show the effects of Georgian black propaganda with relevant examples.
Anchor: Mamuka Kuparadze Guests: – Zurab Bendianashvili, Coalition for Refugee Rights; – Sandro Gvindadze, Media Innovation Foundation; – Nino Popiashvili, Caucasus Mozaic; – Naira Bepievi,…Friday, June 29, 2018 | Discussion
Anchor: Mamuka Kuparadze; guests: – Rusudan Marshania, Berghof Foundation local deputy project head; – Sophiko Akhobadze, Caucasus Regional Environmental Center director;Friday, May 25, 2018 | Discussion
Anchor: Mamuka Kuparadze; Guests: – Shota Shvelidze, Berghop Foundation; – Nino Kalandarishvili, Board Chairman of Nationalism and Conflict Study;Monday, January 29, 2018 | Discussion
The anchor: Mamuka Kuparadze Guests: – Keti Gigashvili, journalist, filmmaker; – Guram Odisharia, writer; – Anuna Bukia, filmmaker;Monday, January 29, 2018 | Discussion
Anchor: Mamuka Kuparadze; guests: – Paata Zakareishvili, Grigol Robakidze university; – Alu Gamakharia, association “Peaceful and Business Caucasus”; – Salome Adamia, “Language of Progress”, project…Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | Discussion
Anchor: Mamuka Kuparadze Guests: – Levan Geradze, multi-channel diplomacy institute- Georgia; – Ineza Tsomaia, Abkhazia fencing federation secretary general; – Mikheil Mirziashvili, strategic research regional…Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Discussion
Anchor: Mamuka Kuparadze; Guests: – Dachi Akhvlediani, NGO “Amra”, chair – Natia Chankvetadze, charity and humanitarian centre “Afkhazeti” – Thomas De Vaal, Carnegie Fund for…Friday, September 1, 2017 | Discussion