Saturday, July 10, 2010

Forgotten On The Roof Of The World

View a 5 minute trailer of the 28 minute multimedia documentary Forgotten on the Roof of the World. It tells the story of a little known tribe of Kirghiz nomads in one of earth's most remote regions, Afghanistan's High Pamirs mountains. Leading the viewer through this people's stories of struggle and survival, of opium addiction and infant mortality, French photographer Matthieu Paley and American anthropologist Ted Callahan narrate the film in word and image. Their documentation covers the tribe's unique barter trade with a small community in Pakistan as well as their routines and traditions, "at home" in Afghanistan. Beneath the surface, the documentary addresses one of humanities most elementary themes - Homeland - giving a global context to the story of a seemingly insignificant forgotten tribe. 

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