We are proud to officially present the first ever short movie made in framework of One Caucasus: Kingdom of Love - created by kids from Tserakvi in 2014.



Lude Reno (Martinique fr.), Warsaw-based film educator, director, actor and writer started his work in One Caucasus with group of kids from Tserakvi in 2014. Together with Natalia Dovga (Ukraine) and Sopho Kavtaradze (Georgia) - Lude conducted workshops where the participants were not only learning how to create the movie - but actually they really did it. The idea, script, acting, filming and drawings - they are coming from kids of Tserakvi. The only thing Lude had to do himself - was movie editing, which considering the wishes of kids to make a "real manga-style duel" or to animate dragon in his cave (cave was located below the Tserakvi school's staircase) took an enormous effort to finalize it in a very short period.

The final result had its premiere night in One Caucasus first cinema (open-air venue created from truck "Transformer" - interdisciplinary vehicle of Utopiana: Armenian-Swiss independent art organization) during first One Caucasus Festival.

"Kingdom of Love" was a begining of our educational journey that covered more than 18 villages in Marneuli region, running dozens of workshops where Armenian, Azeri and Georgian kids become co-creators. Lude himself conducted later workshops in many other places (including: Kvemo-Sarali, Damia, Shaumiani), but in next years he was also working with Tserakvi kids - creating with them One Caucasus News (in 2015) or Little Prince of Tserakvi (in 2016). 


Lude and Lasha ("King of Fire") - making Kingdom of Love




The project is cofunded by Marneuli Municipality, Government of the United States, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw City Hall, Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia and French Institute of Georgia