Smiling Georgia – feature documentary

Smiling Georgia – feature documentary

Director: Luka Beradze
Producers: Nino Chichua, Anna Khazaradze, Eva Blondiau, Sophio Bendiashvili
Country: Georgia, Germany

In 2012, a presidential pre-election program named “Smiling Georgia” was implemented in Georgia. Its aim was to remove the decayed teeth of people over the age of 50, living in rural areas, and replace them with good quality dentures. Representatives of the ruling party, politicians, doctors and journalists went to villages in red buses and specialists pulled out the teeth of the local people. Soon thereafter, the party lost the elections and the new teeth were never provided. The population was left deceived and toothless.