In 2008 on territory of
unrecognized republic South Ossetia (dispute region in Caucaus region northern
part of the internationally recognized Georgian territory) a five-day war took place with the participation of
Ossetian, Russian and Georgian forces. The war was preceded by years of
skirmishes and hassles in the region. Generation was born and raised in a
constant tension. Their childhood has vanished in the war and their present is uncertain.
Before 90-s Georgian and Ossetian had been living in peace with each other. Both ethnicities had had a high level of interaction and high rates of intermarriage. No one in the region expected that the events would turn out in such violent way when in August of 2008 the tension in the region raised again. During first days of war capital of the region and villages near were shelling with a use of multiple rocket launching systems (Grads).
What people have experienced? How young generation was affected and what they felt. Taking portraits of young people who were in the conflict zone I talk with them about those events and emotions they had.