People living in the remote mountain village of Eky Naryn, Kyrgyzstan talk about life in the village and some of the challenges they face making ends meet. Made by a 15 year old school boy as part of a Visible Voice workshop.
This film tells the story of Visible Voice, a Collaborative Visual Ethnography project that began in remote mountain villages in Kyrgyzstan. Examples of villager films are used to illustrate the way that communities think about and represent their lives. The films provide an example of how communities have used participatory video to lobby for change in their communities.
This film was devised, filmed and photographed by students from the year 5 occupational Health group at the Kazakh National Medical University (KazNMU) as part of a workshop on Visual Literacy. The group drew pictures and shared experiences of change during the five years they have been studying in Almaty. Some of the stories are included in this short film.
It's in Russian but English subtitles will follow soon.
I worked with the students during my Visiting Professorship teaching visit to KazNMU 29 September- 2 December 2012.
Thanks to all of the students who took part in this short workshop so enthusiastically. Welcome to the Visible Voice network! I hope you will continue to contribute to Visible Voice collaborative visual ethnography projects in the future.
This film is part of an ongoing, longer term documentary project exploring cultural influences on everyday life in Kyrgyzstan.This segment is taken form an interview with an artist we met in a village near to Lake Issy Kul.
In this segment a Kyrgyz artist talks about how he communicates with ancestors through interpreting patterns in stones and how these are expressed in his paintings.
The film provides an insight into some of the basic ideas that form the basis of Kyrgyz spiritual thinking and the basis for moral behaviour in Kyrgyz society.