The Harvest

Directed by
Misho Antadze
Produced by
Natia Guliashvili
| 2020 | 70 Min

Ostensibly a seventy-minute study of the cryptocurrency boom in Georgia, The Harvest also charts the cartography, ecology, and history of technology via the vineyard region of Kakheti—a nexus point where agriculture, modern technological infrastructure, and natural wilderness converge. Specifically focusing on the growth of massive computer banks for mining Bitcoin, the film explores the impact that new technologies are having on this peripheral area of Europe, in which the boundaries between the material and virtual worlds are frequently blurred.