USSR (Georgia), 1930, 39mn 
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Directed by : Nutsa GOGOBERIDZE (Нуца ГОГОБЕРИДЗЕ)
Writing credits : Nutsa GOGOBERIDZE (Нуца ГОГОБЕРИДЗЕ)
Cinematography : Sergey ZABOZLAEV (Сергей ЗАБОЗЛАЕВ)
Release date in Russia : 20/07/1930
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
This documentary film is about one of Georgia’s regions – Racha. The title of the film is taken from the name of one of Racha’s high mountain villages. It tells about the poorest in society living in the mountains and the rise of the SSSR. The product of a remarkable collaboration between the first Georgian female filmmaker and the leading Georgian avant-garde artist David Kakabadze.

Commentaries and bibliography
Long suppressed and nearly written out of film history, Buba is an exceptional documentary filmed in the remote mountainous region of Racha in northern Georgia. An artistic collaboration between Georgia’s first female director, Noutsa Gogoberidze, and the noted avant-garde painter David Kakabadze, this is a work of exhilarating cinematic splendor—with luminous cinematography and dynamic montage—that was originally intended as propaganda. Around this time, Gogoberidze was closely associated with filmmakers Alexander Dovzhenko, Sergei Eisenstein, and Mikhail Kalatozov.

Selected in the following festivals :
- Pionnières du cinéma soviétique à la Cinémathèque française, Paris (France), 2020
- 'Il Cinema Ritrovato' Festival, Bologna (Italy), 2020

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