Choice of Stone


The film "Choice of Stone" was shot according to the original scenario of the author. This is the story of how, during the war, the hero undertook to restore the water mill, where the millstone had been broken long time ago. He did this for the first time and the fate of the whole village depended on whether he could carve the millstone from the stone.


The film "Choice of Stone» in its substance and its form is a parable, although it was based on real events. The action takes place in Abkhazia during the Georgian-Abkhaz war in 1992, when inter-ethnic conflicts broke out in the former Soviet republics, including the Caucasus. The main character is in the area that fell into complete blockade due to hostilities. He was recalled from the front, so that he and his father could make a millstone for a water mill, which had been broken long time ago. The father gets sick soon and he has to restore the millstone on his own. The fate of the whole village depends on whether the hero will cope with this task.

  • Ibragim Chkadua
  • Ibragim Chkadua
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2019
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Ibragim Chkadua

1991 - 2004 - worked on the Abkhaz State TV in the following positions: Montage, cameraman, producer. Author of several television projects and documentaries. 2004 - 2008 - Chief Editor of the “Forum” newspaper. 2008 - 2012 - contract with France-Press Agency (AFP) 2011 to the present- teaching a photo report in The Caucasus Authors Course Held 5 personal photo exhibitions. Photos are periodically printed in the Russian and European press.

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