TRIP TO AFRICA is a short story which was an instant success. In 2009 the director Giorgi Ovashvili made a film THE OTHER BANK based on the story. It was shown at many international film festivals and in over thirty countries. Nugzar Shataidze was awarded a prize for the Best Screenplay at Gonfreville Film Festival.
Story about 12 years old boy who is the refugee from Abkhazia, war took from him everything he dreamed about. This book is Tedo’s attempt to find again hope and faith in his own person.
The cooperation between the writer and director continued with THE ISLAND, which the author saw as a literary screenplay for the future film called THE CORN ISLAND shortlisted on OSCAR 2015 for best foreign movies among 9 best films, the winner of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Trieste Film festival.
The book is about Georgian-Abkhazian relationship. The action is on the small island formed after spring rains, were the peasants try to find rich soil to grow the corn. In the book on one of such islands Abkhazian old man settles together with his grandchild, builds the wooden house and sows the corn.