From the Heart of the World


Bolotbek Schamschijew
Udssr 1966
20 min

<i>The Shepherd</i> is a film demonstrating all the virtues of Kyrgyz documentary filmmaking from the 1960s up to now. The focus is on the country and culture these filmmakers come from. In this case, the director deals with the hard life of shepherds in the Kyrgyz mountains. Many of these young directors went on to make important feature films. (Robert Chesterton)

Kirgisfilm Studio, Dinara Asanowa Street 1 720030 Bischkek, Kirgisistan, T 312 25 43 12, F 312 25 30 68

Arkeion Films, 6 rue de St. Petersbourg, 75008 Paris, Frankreich, T 1 44 70 98 98,

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