When Russia occupied Abkhazia in 1993, thousands of people fled to the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, where they occupied hotels, university and military buildings. More than ten years later the government of Georgia sent them to remote townships – one of which is Fotskho. Built in the 1960s for the workers constructing a hydroelectric power plant, Fotskho was vacated after the break-up of the USSR. Poingnant images introduce us to some of the inhabitants of this desolate settlement. They live in poverty, have no prospects for the future and are fighting to preserve their dignity – like the old woman who walks her dog dressed in her best clothes and high heels.
“All Day Strolling” is Sandro Kakabadze's first film made as a final project for his degree at Goldsmiths, University of London. The director has a journalistic background, for the last ten years he has worked as a video editor, cameraman and reporter with various Georgian TV companies.