A look at old ways trying to survive in a post modernization/capitalist world that has destroyed a way of life. The Aral Sea was once a thriving body of water since left near barren leaving behind a people displaced who now must struggle to survive. An observational documentary that is more than a little dry but sheds a light on an area that seldom gets seen.
"Mismanagement of the Amudariya and Sirdariya rivers for irrigation by the Soviet Authorities during the first half of the 20th century, as well as the intensification of the cotton industry, led to shrinking of the Aral Sea waters by 80%, leaving behind a polluted desert and destroying the lives of the surrounding inhabitants, the fishermen of Aral. This is the story of the three remaining generations."
I wonder why rental in DVD quality costs 1,- EUR, and streaming in way inferiour quality + DSL costs on my end costs 3,59 EUR? I'd like to have the option of watching it ad-financed with trailers or ad clips before the movie. And I bet I'm not alone on that. Just compare views, ratings and wall posts with free titles on MUBI.com So I rather wait, which is a pity. No potential word of mouth for this one from me.