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MINE FILMS-GELINO. PART II
1. "HAIME CHEMO MIMINO" (OH MY SPARROW-HAWK).
This is a musical fragments from a documentary film "Gelino".A film crew from TV corporation "Mze" made acquaintance with the members of Georgian singing group in Turkey, during the musical festival at city Burse. Later, during a grand opening of the city council they even danced on one of the squares of Burse. This part of the movie was shot directly at that time. The song is performed by a famous singer Baiar Shahin Gundaridze, who is often referred to as "the jewel of Turkey." "Haime cemo mimino"(Oh, my sparrow-hawk) is an ancient Georgian song, which is performed by Georgians living outside the borders of this country. Gundaridze discovered this song in one of the villages: he restored the song, worked on its vocal development and recorded it in his last musical disc (CD).
2. "WHAT SOME WOMEN ARE LIKE"
This is musical fragment from a documentary film Gelino(1 part). The scenes are filmed in a village Sade in central Turkey. This village was founded two centuries earlier by Georgian immigrants, or so-called Muhajirs.There still live some old people in this village, who speak no other language, than Georgian-their native one. The song is performed by Baiar Shahin Gundaridze.
3. FALL OF CONSTANTINOPLE
The second part of the documentary film Gelino starts with this fragment. This is the first and quite modest attempt to depict fall of Constantinople in Georgian documentary film making. In order to depict the important historical event of 1453, the director has used some unique evidence of the period, including engravings and miniatures. The events take place in exact chronological order. While working on the documentary evidence, author of the film George Kalandia has consulted with the members of the publishing house. They publish a historical magazine "Artanugi"
4. "GURJU KAFU" OR A GEORGIAN PORTAL
Istanbul is the only city built on the territory of two continents. here, Europe and Asia fuse with each other. Until 1453, Istanbul was the capital city of Byzantine empire and it was called Constantinople. Georgians had been leading a very active social life in this city since ancient times. As a result, many historical places in Istanbul are connected with Georgia. Among these places is the beautiful district Galatha, were Gurju Kafu or a Georgian Portal had been located since ancient times. We also should pay attention to a royal residence place of Ottoman sultans-Topcap Palace. Here, the most renowned place is Tower of Baghdad.
According to the legend, the construction of this building is connected with a famous battle of the Greatest Georgian chief commander in Baghdad.
5. GEORGIAN JEWEL OF TURKEY
Singer Baiar Shahin Gundaridze- is named a Georgian jewel of Turkey. He has done a lot in popularization of Georgian culture. Gundaridze was traveling in Georgian villages throughout Turkey from his early age. He was recording some unique creations of Georgian folklore, than he was working on their vocal development, and singing. Thanks to him, many songs have survived till modern days. Baiar Shahin is in love with Georgia, and his art serves improvement of Georgian-Turkish friendly relationship. In the fragment you will listen to Georgian and Turkish versions of Adjarian song Gandagana performed by Gundaridze.
6. IN ILARION S FOOTSTEPS
Istinia is the uptown district of Istanbul, which is connected with great Georgian spiritual leader and physician Ilarion the Georgian. Our TV expedition was joined by an explorer of this place professor Ramaz Shengelia during the shooting period. Nawadays, this holy place is on the verge of destruction, while the churchand other buildings are ruined. During the recording period, a member of the expedition candidate of historical sciences Buba Kudava discovered an unknown Greek inscription one of the ruins. In this excerpt, .you might see an approximate and virtual model of an ancient Georgian church which was graphically reconstructed by David Papunashvili. The picture is too approximate, because its project has never been carried out in a Georgian documentary film making.
7. A FORTRESS WITH SEVEN TOWERS
Iedikule, or a fortress with seven towers is one of the most horrifying places in Istanbul. After the fall of Constantinople, Ottoman sultans had turned this fortress into a jail for ambassadors and statesmen. As a result, Iedikule has become a symbol for death and fear. Simon I- a heroic king of Kartli was imprisoned exactly here; he was a great enemy of Ottomans. His imprisonment was considered such a great event in Ottoman empire, that the sultan declared three day long festivity in his empire. Simon died in Iedikule
8. "SUMELA" MEANS TRINITY
Sumela monastery is an unique architectural ensemble in the territory of historic Lazeti. Ward SUMELA belongs to Lazeti language. In Georgian it means Trinity. According to one of the stories, this monastery was built by David Aghmashenebeli. All the Georgian traces have vanished in this territory since arrival of Greeks in 14-th century. This architectural ensemble shares many similarities with Vardzia-a city engraved in rocks; modern scientists have claimed that the Sumela frescoes, which have survived have been created under Georgian artistic influence. In the fragment you will also see the descendants of a great Georgian citizen Oskan Melasvili, who has been warking actively in Turkey. His descendants are singing an national anthem, which praises Georgia.
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