Filmmaker Emily Railsback and sommelier Jeremy Quinn provide intimate access to rural family life in the Republic of Georgia as they explore the rebirth of 8,000-year-old winemaking traditions almost lost during the period of Soviet rule. By using unobtrusive iPhone technology, Railsback brings the voices and ancestral legacies of modern Georgians directly to the viewer, revealing an intricate and resilient society that has survived regular foreign invasion and repeated attempts to erase Georgian culture.
Language: English, Georgian
Director, writer and producer with a background in visual arts, she teaches at Columbia College. In 2015 she started Burnt Sugar Productions with sommelier, and now husband, Jeremy Quinn. Their first documentary Our Blood Is Wine premiered at the Berlinale in 2018. Her work includes narrative films, music videos, photography exhibits and live comedy.
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