Scene from the film Aralkum
Scene from the film Aralkum
Scene from the film Aralkum
Scene from the film Aralkum
Scene from the film Aralkum

Aralkum

Direction
Year 
2022
Country
  • Uzbekistan
  • Germany
Runtime
14min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

A desert landscape, as if from another planet. A few lonely, rusty shipwrecks. Low desert scrub grows around them to hold the sand together during the merciless storms. Aralkum, the Aral Desert, is the bare seabed, the last thing left of the Aral Sea. By weaving together different cinematic textures, the short film Aralkum re-imagines the dried-up Aral Sea, allowing an old fisherman to set sail one last time.

Details

  • Original Title
    Aralkum
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Sadriddin Shakhabiddinov
  • Editing
    Mila Zhluktenko, Daniel Asadi Faezi
  • Music
    Giovanni Berg
  • Sound
    Fazliddin Musurmonov
  • Runtime
    14 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
    2022
  • Country
    • Uzbekistan
    • Germany
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • BELDOCS International Documentary Festival
    • Visions du Réel
    • Ji.hlava Documentary Festival, Czech Republic
    • DOKUFEST Prizren, Kosovo
    • DOCLISBOA, Portugal
    • FESTIVAL DEI POPOLI, Italy
    • ZAGREBDOX, Croatia
  • Awards
    • Best Short film | Visions du Réel
    • Jury Special Award | DRAMA ISFF, Greece
    • Best Documentary Film | Int. Shortfilmfestival Cyprus
    • Jury Special Mention | Imagine Science Festival New York, USA
    • Jury Special Mention Best Shortfilm | GoEast Filmfestival, Germany
    • GAIA MAIN AWARD | BOZCAADA Int. Festival of Ecological Documentary, Turkey

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