Kyrgyzstan is a small and poor country in central Asia. The land mass contains 80% of mountains and is by origin a nomadic country.
It has been led since the middle ages by different tribes. Firstly, by Turkish people then by 1918, the Russians took control and Kyrgyzstan became part of the Soviet Union.In the time of the Russians, they were forced to go live in one location. The original culture of the Kyrgyzstan people was suppressed all the way up to the ’90s, by the Soviet Union.
Fortunately, since 1990, these people are able to express their pride in cultural and traditional practices without any hindrance. The modern development of the country means people now have access to the internet and Western influence is becoming more apparent in their lives.
This series shows in subtle detail the struggle of wanting to hold on to the original nomadic culture and at the same time being influenced by the materialistic Western world.