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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02199-I
Date : 2017
Country/Region : GEORGIA
Title : Georgia : International day of the disappeared, 30 August 2017 : Kutaisi
Duration : 00:06:40
Director : unknown
Cameraman : unknown
Editor : unknown
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
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Description : The armed conflict in Abkhazia in 1992-1993 caused the disappearance of 2,373 people. Over 20 years later, families continue to seek answers about the fate and whereabouts of their loved ones. To address this issue, the ICRC is leading painstaking work to search for, exhume, analyse and support the identification of human remains.
For all these families, this long painful journey of uncertainty had put everything else on hold. Once they knew that their loved ones had passed away, the anguish of not being able to say a proper goodbye made it difficult for them to move on. Now, with the mortal remains being handed over to them, their despair has finally given way to acceptance, and even satisfaction of being able to visit them at their grave.
In Georgia, the ICRC has been working on the problem of missing persons since 2004. In 2010 we succeeded in setting up two coordination mechanisms for clarifying the fate of persons missing in relation to the armed conflicts of the 1990s and August 2008, and their aftermaths.
Original language : Georgian
English title : Georgia : International day of the disappeared, 30 August 2017 : Kutaisi
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422