The Trader (Sovdagari)

Gela sells secondhand clothes and household items from the back of his minibus while travelling rural Georgia in search of spuds. Money is meaningless in this market—potatoes are lucre. Young and old peer into his truck, their eyes lighting up at the sight of modern conveniences like sponges and lint brushes. It’s a riddle that pits rural value against urban valuation, dirt versus gold.

Netflix Original Short Documentary directed by Tamta Gabrichidze, winner of Sundance Film Festival 2018 and Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2017.

Sound Design by Post Red Audio