Nearly four years after the August 2008 so-called ‘Five Days War’ between Georgia and Russia, Moscow still occupies the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia. On the edge of the « Administrative Border Line », people still live there as in a kind of « frozen zone », between fear, isolation and hope.
« Ara’! (No). Look no further. The Russians have made shooting practice all week long. Do not cross on the other side, it’s dangerous. » The Georgian boy, disguised in soldier, smile firmly, as he holds his Kalashnikov slung. Officially, the atmosphere is considered to be ‘calm’ along the new border between Georgia and South Ossetia. But on the ground, the tension is palpable (…) »
-Features published in 2012 by revue21.