Georgian First Channel to make documentary about Khalde Revolt
Georgian First Channel to make documentary about Khalde Revolt

Georgian First Channel will make a documentary about the  Khalde village Revolt in Svaneti in the 1870s.

According to Vasil Maghlaperidze, Director General of the Georgian First Channel, the title of the film will be “Gaul Gavkhe”.

“The project has been launched today. We are starting to make a documentary about the uprising. The film will be titled “Gaul Gavkhe”. This is the name of a famous Svan song. 30 people fought hard against the Russian Empire during a year. This is a very exciting and thought-provoking story”, – Maghlaperidze pointed out.

With the cooperation of the Khalde Revival Foundation  and the Georgian National Museum, the exhibition titled “”Svaneti-Khalde Revolt 1875-1876” has been opened at the hall of Soviet occupation of the National Museum of Georgia today. The exhibition introduces the history of uprising to the audience.

The exhibition, based on archival documentation, ethnographic and photo-video materials, conveys the story of determination and self-sacrifice of inhabitants of a small mountainous village Khalde, and shows the soul of freedom-fighter people who confronted with Russian imperial power.

The opening ceremony has been attended by the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia Archil Talakvadze, Prime Minister’s Advisor Sozar Subari, Director of the National Museum of Georgia Davit Lortkipanidze and other guests.

The exhibition will be on display until February 20.

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