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The Trader (2018)

A traveling trader provides a window into rural life in the Republic of Georgia, where potatoes are currency and ambition is crushed by poverty.

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Tamta Gabrichidze
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A traveling trader provides a window into rural life in the Republic of Georgia, where potatoes are currency and ambition is crushed by poverty.

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trade | potato | georgia | rural | periphery | See All (6) »

Genres:

Documentary | Short

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Director Tamta Gabrichidze visible through the separator glass of the trader's van while shooting. See more »

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Puts your life in perspective
20 January 2019 | by maccas-56367See all my reviews

22 minutes of putting your life in perspective.

Take your pick:

  • The old lonely lady that just wanted a grater
  • The eyes of amazement of 2 kids rifling through random objects
  • The old man who just wanted to escape the village


These people will pull at your heart strings. Potatoes as a currency is something I had only ever heard of from Stalin-era Russia. I didn't realise this was still very much a way of life in rural areas of Georgia.

Great little documentary that could've easily been longer, albeit super depressing as it is.


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Country:

Georgia

Language:

Georgian

Release Date:

9 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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