Corn Island

The annual spring flooding creates fertile islands along the Enguri River, which are soon taken over by peasants hoping for a compensating harvest. An Abkhazian grandfather and his granddaughter take hold of one of them under the watchful eye of Abkhazian, Georgian and Russian militaries patrolling the vicinity. River maize is a tradition threatened by the unpredictability of both weather and men. Ovashvili lends it a definite memory with this film.