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242 - GEORGIA, DEATH-DEFYING CABLE-CARS

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In Chiatura, a hilly mining town in the heart of the Caucasus mountains, a rundown network of cable-cars dating from the Soviet era is still in service. It requires nerves of steel to ride in them.

Built in the 1950s, this network of “aerial roadways”, essential for the extraction of manganese, has never been renovated. Once a week, mechanic Amiran Bareladze, 57, climbs on the roofs of the cable-cars, affectionately known by passengers as “metal coffins”, and greases the pulleys as the cars soar over the town at vertiginous heights.

Producer(s) : ARTE GEIE, MEDIENKONTOR Movie GMBH

Production Year : 2016
Language(s) : German, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.