Zhalanash – Empty Shore
Polish Docs 2018 - Special Mention
The Aral Sea, that borders both Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, was once one of the four biggest lakes in the world and a favoured destination of Russian holidaymakers that has now all but disappeared. Various cockamamie, badly built harbour projects designed and built by the Russians and ill-considered irrigation schemes literally drained the lake. The beautifully shot Zhalanash provides a portrait of this once flourishing area where fishing boats now rot in the dusty desert and time itself seems to have stopped flowing for those who still live there.
- Labia 1
- Wed 6 June / 8.30pm
- Mon 4 June / 8.45pm