Kyrgyzstan is home to the Tien Shan, the “Celestial Mountains” which tower above the lush pasture land that is home to thousands of animals and the semi-nomadic herders of Central Asia. As much a song poem as a film, Wings of Kyrgyzstan is a kaleidoscope of life in the magnificent high steppe of Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, where alongside the mythology of the horse, the harsh realities of subsistence life and the loneliness of routine in remote regions causes tension and heartache. Here, horses are considered the “wings of man”. The rhythm of rural life underscores this reverent cinematic journey, where vivid portraits of young men and women, semi-nomads and their elders share their personal stories and aspirations.
Run time 1:15
Director: Sophie Dia Pegrum