GRAÇA CASTANHEIRA SALOMÉ JASHI, Filmmaker and Teacher, Georgia

Salomé Jashi, born in 1981 in Tbilisi, Georgia, is a documentary filmmaker and has previously worked as a reporter for several years. She studied documentary filmmaking at Royal Holloway, University of London, after being awarded a British Council scholarship in 2005. Salomé, together with close friends, founded a production company – Sakdoc-Film upon her return to Georgia. Alongside filmmaking, Salomé has also been a part of Caucadoc, a project that supported the development of the documentary scene in the South Caucasus. Salomé has directed and edited “Their Helicopter” (2006), “Speechless” (2009), “Their Leader is Always Right” (2010) and has directed and shot “Bakhmaro” (2011) which received an Honorary Mention for a Young Documentary Talent at DOK Leipzig and was awarded as the Best Central and Eastern European Documentary at Jihlava IFF, as well as nominated for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and Silver Eye Awards. Her recent documentary “The Dazzling Light of Sunset” (2016) was awarded the Main Prize at Visions du Réel’s Regard Neuf Competition as well as ZagrebDox, Jihlava IDFF, Valdivia IFF in Chile and other places. Salomé lives between Tbilisi and Berlin and tutors internationally.