For the last 27 years, the Kirghiz tribe have lived a quasi-Iron Age existence in one of the remotest places on earth. Now, having migrated an amazing five times, they live in Turkey, a tribe divided. Those over 30 pine for their nomadic history and the rugged mountains of their homeland while the young have a modern education and live in a world of pop music and internet cafes.
A feature-length mix of the ethnographic and authored documentary forms, the collaboration between distinctive director Ben Hopkins and the Kirghiz tribe makes this film a unique record of a unique people.
Followed by Q&A with Director Ben Hopkins and André Singer.
André Singer was an anthropologist specializing in Iran and Afghanistan before joining the Disappearing World team as researcher, then director and eventually as the Series Editor. He has been involved in several films in Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, notably 'The Dervishes of Kurdistan'; 'The Kirghiz of Afghanistan'; 'Bloody Partition'; and as director, 'Afghan Exodus', 'The Lost Tribes', 'Man Without a Horse' and 'Khyber'. André currently runs the independent company West Park Pictures and has embarked on a series with Granada, re-visiting the Disappearing World series.