Vakho and Teo are twenty-something university graduates from the
Georgian capital, Tbilisi. Born as the Soviet Union collapsed,
they've grown up in the shadow of the wars that tore their country
apart in the early nineteen nineties. They're too young to remember
the fighting, but like everyone from their generation, their lives
have been shaped by the legacy of the violence.
In the summer of 2008 Vakho and Teo set out to try to understand for
themselves what caused the war in Abkhazia, and why after fifteen
years of peace talks the sides are still no nearer to resolving their
Halfway through filming, fighting broke out again over
South Ossetia. For a few brief days in August, war suddenly became a
reality for Vakho and Teo, and as they experienced its horrors first
hand, their search for answers became more personal and more urgent.
This is the story of their journey into Georgia's recent past, and of
the tough questions and painful truths they faced in their search for
the way to a better future.