Power Trip Extra – “Rose Revolution”

Posted by Paul Devlin:

Seven years ago today, President Eduard Shevardnadze resigned, climaxing the “Revolution of Roses” in the Republic of Georgia.

About a year after Power Trip premiered, this short documentary was made by the Georgian co-producer of Power Trip, Valeri Odikadze. Valeri documented the dramatic, inspiring events of the bloodless Rose Revolution in Tbilisi that brought to power the reforming Presidency of Mikhail Saakashvilli in Georgia.

In Power Trip, journalist Leeka Basilaia laments the needless assassination of her colleague Giorgi Sanaia: The people were “ready to rise,” but no leader emerged at that time. This piece demonstrates what happens when that leader emerges.

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