Samarkand – Like no other city along the legendary silkroad does it symbolize the magic of the orient. This desert city is the destiny for pilgrims from all over Uzbekistan. Amongst them are also Kodir Bekmurodow and his daughter Zümbüla. She ist the youngest of seven children and shall soon be married. But the 17 year old has her own ideas of marriage and is secretly in love with a young horse rider. This documentary is told through her eyes, tells of her dreams and longings and follows Zümbüla through every day life. This life is dominated by the upcoming Buzkashi Horseriding games, by a strict separation between men and women and by a mysterious belief in shamanism. Her 73 year old father will take her on a pilgrimage to Samarkand fulfilling his lifelong dream of seeing the ancient city. Zümbüla should also see this legendary place along the silkroad before she will soon get married.
Lachsens' biggest dream is that his son Mohammed will one day follow in his footsteps
and become a renowned and proud "fantasia" rider. It is the pride of a generation to be part of
such a riding group and people from around the country travel great distances to see the riders
challenge each other. But for Lachsens' dream to come true he has to find the money in order to buy
his son a stallion horse. Not an easy challenge as these powerful horses are expensive and rare. He
decides to travel to the infamous filmcity of Quazarzate in order to find himself a job as a stunt rider.
An adventurous journey as Lachsen has never left his valley in the Middle Atlas mountains before...
A political doc-thriller on the business of Gas. Journalist Martin Leidenfrost sets out on an adventurous journey to the people inside the power circle of Energy and Gas. He meets the powerful of Moscow's Gazprom headquarters, sets off the Istanbul, Azerbaijan, Brussels and Siberia determined to discovery the truth about our dependency on gas.
Produced by Fischer Film
Shot on Sony PMW-F3 with Nanoflash