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Sol Svanetii


This 1930 silent, black and white Soviet documentary explores the rigors of life in a community living high (approximately 2000 meters) in the Caucasus mountains of Georgia, in a valley by the name of Svanetia. One of the most important factors in the lives of the people living there is the complete absence of any salt, so that animals go to great lengths to obtain any. For instance, animals gladly come up to people in order to lick their sweat, and will try to obtain salt from human urine. Living...more