Neither on the Mountain,
nor in the Field
The film documents an interchange of experiences and meanings between a group of Pamir Kyrgyz nomads who recently left their Afghan “roof of the world,” a Kyrgyz village inhabitant, living “neither on the mountain, nor in the field,” and myself, caught between village, capital city, and the West. .
(I am a sheep)
Using footage shot in Kyrgyzstan and Soviet archival footage and photography, this 10-minute film tells the story of sheep, starting from ancient times, when they grazed on the meadows of Central Asia, crossing, together with their nomadic masters, the snowy mountains in search of new pastures.