Under the threat of a landslide, yak herders have to move to a safer location. For them, this long and difficult journey is habitual, however the traditional nomadic way of life begins to be threatened by the modern civilization and very soon it may be absorbed by it. This film is nostalgic view of the severe yet wonderful world that is leaving us.
Grand Prix | Al Jazeera IDFF, Qatar, 2012
Best Cinematography | Save and Protect IFF, Russia, 2012
Honorary Distinction For The Best Documentary Film | ISFF in Drama, Greece, 2012
Best Film, Best Director, Best Writer, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Director, Best Editor | White Bars Awards, Kyrgyzstan, 2012
CAST & CREW
Artykpai Suiundukov, Moldoseit Mambetakunov
Director of Photography
Muras, Adriano Celentano, Tarkan
Cyrgalbek Karpekov, Talantbek Sharshenov, Turdakun Ubukeev, Tursun Cutabaeva
Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University
Born 1947. Suiundukov started his career as an assistant and a second director in Kyrgyzfilm Studio in 1967. In 1972, he entered to the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography Institute in Moscow. After graduating in 1978, he became a director and a scriptwriter at Kyrgyzfilm. In 1997 and 2004, for a certain period, he made a professional trip to Istanbul. Suiundukov is also a lecturer at Manas Kyrgyz-Turkish University.
Among People (1978), The Roads Crossed (1987), The Howler (1992), Nomadic (2013).
Born 1952. A graduate of theatre direction, Mambetakunov, studied at Kyrgyz State Institute of Arts named after Beyshenalieva and Kyrgyz State University in Jurisprudence. He worked as an assistant director and later, in 1978-80, as a director at Kyrgyz Television. In 1980-90, Mambetakunov was the main director of Kyrgyz TV, and the program director. In the 1990’s and early 2000’s, his career was mainly linked to the administrative state institutions of radio and TV. Mambetakunov holds numerous state awards of CEO countries and has been a lecturer in the sphere of media and audiovisual arts. His last years were mainly associated with the relevant scientific sphere and in 2011 he became a professor.
The 80th Spring of Life of T. Sydykbekov (1980), The Singing Bowl (1991), Pain in the Heart (1992,), Became a Song (2000), The Outpost (2001), Naryn Stars (2003), Nomadic (2013).