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.
Follwing the screening will be a Q&A with director Ben Hopkins.
Ben Hopkins is a screenwriter, film-maker and novelist. Educated at Oxford and the Royal College of Art. He has lived in London and Istanbul. His films include features and shorts, fiction and documentary, and have won awards at festivals such as Berlin, Locarno, Antalya and Toronto Hot Docs.
Presented in partnership with Open City Docs.