In August 2008, after years of missed opportunities to secure a lasting peace, Georgian-South Ossetian tensions erupted into all-out war. The war lasted a matter of days, but people like Tamar – director of the Akhalgori Youth School – will be picking up the pieces for decades.
Pawan Bali is a journalist working in Delhi, India. Here she gives the inside story about her collaboration with Mohammad Arif Urfi on their documentary film A Journey Through River Vitasta. Describing the communication and travel barriers they had to overcome to produce the first ever joint film on Kashmir, she highlights the lessons they've taken from working together across the Line of Control.
This is the first documentary film to be shot on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC). Making the film was a significant success in itself as the two journalists who produced it – Mohammad Arif Urfi and Pawan Bali – are from either side of the LoC in Kashmir and were not able to meet in their home region.
Lali grew up in Abkhazia's Gali region. She lost her home during the 1992-93 war and now lives as an IDP in western Georgia. Find out about how Lali's campaigning for the rights of fellow displaced people.
Esma who is Georgian and Anzhela from Abkhazia, travelled to London to take part in internships with Conciliation Resources and share their experiences as participants on the Young Dialogue project.
Our three-part 20-minute docu-drama gives a voice to communities in the border regions of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, whose daily lives are blighted by petty corruption, routine harassment and bureaucracy.