A generation ago, Murghab, the highest town in the former Soviet Union, enjoyed ample provisions from Moscow brought in via the Pamir Highway. It had electricity around the clock, an airport, a movie theatre, and a hospital with central heating. Since then, Murghab and its people have weathered several storms and the Soviet hallmarks are crumbling away. Yet, life goes on and, with wit and improvisational skills, the ruins of Socialism afford a plethora of new but precarious ways to make do.
Run time 1:21
Director: Martin Saxer, Marlen Elders, Daler Kaziev
Producer: Marlen Elders, Martin Saxer