Two illegal Georgian immigrants from the former Soviet Union fight for their survival on the unforgiving streets of Brooklyn, New York. Shot entirely with a digital still photo camera, The Debt gives viewers an honest look into a private and often sequestered world. By casting real Georgian immigrants, director Levan Koguashvili painstakingly captures the Sisyphean search that awaits many of those who illegally migrate to America.
Length: 15 minutes
Language: English, Russian, Georgian
Premiere: New York
Levan Koguashvili received his B.F.A. from the Russian State Institute of Film (VGIK), and is now a M.F.A. candidate at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He has written and directed several award-winning short films and documentaries that have screened at film festivals in France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Poland. Koguashvili is currently working on a script of his debut feature film.