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Film & Debate: Stand by your president

On March 14th 2015 the Montesquieu Institute and Filmhuis Den Haag runned the film Stand by Your President by director Ineke Smits. The film is about Sandra Roelofs, the former first lady of Georgia.

Sandra Reolofs was the first lady of Georgia from 2004 to 2013, when Mikheil Saakashvili was the president of Georgia. At that time the political situation in Georgia was tense because of an armed conflict between Georgia and Russia. Her husband transformed from a idealistic president to a powerful president.

After the film was shown director Ineke Smits, Caucasus expert Francoise Companjen and member of European Parliament Kati Piri discussed the film and answered questions from the audience.

Practical information

Date & time: March 14th 2015, 19:00 to 21:30

Location: Filmhuis Den Haag, Spui 191 The Hague

Entree fee: € 9,-, € 7,50 for students and the elderly

Film and debate is organized by the Filmhuis Den Haag, Montesquieu Institute and the international press centre Nieuwspoort. Please note the debate is in Dutch, even though the movie is in English. For further information we kindly refer you to the Dutch version of our website by clicking on 'Nederlands' in the right upper corner of this page.



A photo impression

Movie-going audience
Ineke Smits converses with audience
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Stand by Your President