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The Birthplace of Wine

Filmmaker Emily Railsback and award-winning sommelier Jeremy Quinn provide intimate access to rural family life in the Republic of Georgia as they explore the rebirth of 8,000-year-old winemaking traditions almost lost during the period of Soviet rule. By using unobtrusive iPhone technology, Railsback brings the voices and ancestral legacies of modern Georgians directly to the viewer, revealing an intricate and resilient society that has survived regular foreign invasion and repeated attempts to erase Georgian culture. The revival of traditional winemaking is the central force driving this powerful, independent and autonomous nation to find its 21st century identity.


To read stories from behind-the-scenes in Georgia, check out Jeremy's blogs on the website


OUR BLOOD IS WINE premiered at the Berlinale International Film Festival in 2018 and was released theatrically by Music Box Films, Magnet Film (Europe) and Uplink (Japan). Stream it today on Amazon Prime, Vudu, Google Play, YouTube, iTunes, Kanopy and Music Box Direct.


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