A combination of a documentary and re-enactment of some of the historical events shot on the classic 16mm and Super 8. The nomadic tribe present us their story in their own style, often with a cheerful note. This gives us the opportunity to experience their lifestyle and attitudes, but we can clearly see that some less noble episodes are being pushed to the side - for example the opium use/trade.
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'.