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Chosen by Arjin Cıvan Şahin
Zaza Urushadze, Estonia, Georgia 2013, 89 Min., OV with English subs

War in Georgia, Abkhazia region, 1992: local Abkhaz are fighting to break free from Georgia. An village of ethnic Estonians between the mountains has become empty and almost everyone has fled. Only two men have stayed: Ivo and Margus. Margus will leave as soon as he has harvested his crops of tangerines. As a bloody conflict consumes their village, Ivo is forced to take in wounded men from opposite sides of the war. A touching anti-war story about Estonians who find themselves in the middle of someone else's war. How do they navigate the meaninglessness and destructiveness of war together? (AS)

Arjin Cıvan Şahin was born in Istanbul where he studied Cinema and TV. He later moved to Berlin to study a masters in Cinematography at Metfilm School and now works as Focuspuller and DoP. Alongside writing poetry, Arjin works as a projectionist at SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA.