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Sparkling Rivers (2016)

Original title: Sädemete jõed

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Documentary Duration 51:54

Georgia is not only a country of wine and high mountains, but it is has also more than 25 000 rivers. Running water is a richness, that has been noticed by a lot of investors and made Georgia their desired destination. Even now 80 per cent of Georgian electricity comes from hydroelectricity power plants and in the near future there are plans to construct more than 100 new stations. For thousands of people it means they have to be resettled. Shady deals, unclear investors registered in tax havens, energy minister’s business interests in the hydro construction company and deaths by ...

Director: Märten Vaher

Keywords: activist | ebastabiilsus | perceiving injustice | excursion | power plant | elektritootmine | elektritootmise areng | risking one's life | endine jalgpallur | endine sportlane | View all »

Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Eesti Rahvusringhääling
Film Category Documentary, Problem oriented
Text / Dialogue Georgian, English
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 51:54


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Producer Piret Suurväli | Eero Spriit
Director Märten Vaher
Cinematographer Meelis Kadastik
Content Editor Anna Gavronski | Piret Järvis | Kristjan Pihl

First releases

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  • on television: 7.12.2016, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival (Spain), 2017, Official Section: Short Documentary - Best Film
  • Participation, SunChild International Environmental Film Festival (Armenia), 2017

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm