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I Am Truly A Drop of Sun on Earth

Asia Premiere Elene Naveriani | 2017 | Switzerland | 61min | Fiction


April works the streets of Tbilisi. During an idle night, she approaches a new client, Dije. The young Nigerian is also caught in a hostile Georgia, without a future. Under the shadows of a suffocating society, an atypical bond emerges between the two.


Elene Naveriani

Born in 1985 in Tbilisi, Georgia. 2003 studies painting at State Academy of Art, in Tbilisi. In 2007 she graduated Art academy with a collective diploma work. Worked in art collective LOTT for 5 years. 2009 master in CCC Programme (critical curatorial cybermedia). Studies at HEAD (Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design) Genève, in the department cinéma/cinéma du réel. She graduated her studies in 2014.

Director's statement

‘I am Truly a Drop of Sun on Earth’ are words taken from postcolonial writer Frantz Fanon. The movie is a black and white tale, set in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, where I was born and raised.I am Truly a Drop of Sun on Earthportrays people who are part of the racial and gender minorities. In this film, they themselves re-enact all the stereotypes and clichés that society imposes on them. I Am Truly a Drop of Sun on Earthis a gesture tracing and remembering the invisibles.