Georgia
EVER SINCE I KNEW MYSELF
85 MIN
2024

As a child, Maka Gogaladze was forced to take piano lessons that brought her to tears. Confronted today, her mother responds with the argument of a necessary learning of discipline. Based on her personal experience, the filmmaker observes with caustic humor the mechanisms of bringing an entire society, here Georgian, into tune through education.

Cast & Crew
Producer: Maka Gogaladze
Director: Maka Gogaladze
Script: Maka Gogaladze, Nino Nergadze
Director of Photography: Maka Gogaladze
Sound: Vano Arsenishvili
Editor: Maka Gogaladze
Production: Formo Production

Maka Gogaladze
With a degree in medicine, Maka Gogaladze ventured into photography in 2008. Since 2010, she has been working as a photographer for various media outlets and organizations in Georgia. In 2016, Gogaladze earned a master’s degree in Multimedia Journalism and Media Management from the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA), where she got deeply interested in documentaries. Presently, she serves as an photography tutor at GIPA. From 2016 onward, Gogaladze has also been involved in producing short documentaries for the South Caucasian media platform Chai Khana. In 2016, she co-founded the Formo Production Company

Filmography
Every War Leads to One Address (2016), When It Comes to 90's (2016), Descend (2016), Ashes of Time (2017), God, Thank You for Tea (2017), Didube, the Last Stop (2017), Why Pigs Don't Have a Name (2018), The Vertigo Effect (2018), I'm Taking My Homeland with Me (2019), My Piece of the Earth (2019), My Home Is Beyond the Rainbow (2020), My Room (2020), As Far as I Can Walk (2021), Ever Since I Knew Myself (2024).

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