Ben Hopkins’ documentary 37 Uses for a Dead Sheep provides a warm, benevolent, and occasionally humorous glimpse at the lifestyles, mores, and background of the Pamir Kirghiz, a nomadic tribe from the central Asia.
Food, words, clothing, voices, a particular perspective on the world embedded in the stories of a people struggling through the planetary process of changing imposed by the two dominant political ideologies of the 20th century.
A vivid and touching documentary, complete with comic asides and fabricated vintage footage. You may not have known about the Pamir Kirghiz before watching this, but their epic will stay with you.
'And of course, when you see a person for the second time, you behave as a friend to them'.
an amazing people to tell stories about.
ends with the sorrow for relentless modernization and globalization but with the melancholic happines due to the simple fact that such a people existed.
The modern history of the Pamir Khirghiz, a semi nomadic tribe through Riussia, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and finally Turkey in an effort to survive and maintain their traditional ways is remarkable. Yaks, yurts, and yoghurt.