Aspiration of the Palmiras
dir. Brian Mathé, Morgan Monchaud, Siphay Vera, France 2015, 52′
lang.: en / frsub.: en / pl
A group of three friends decide to ride the Pamir mountains in Central Asia on bamboo bicycles. This documentary is a record of their adventure as well as of the encounters and conversations with local communities fighting for the right to preserve their traditions and cultures. The film touches on important issues of responsibility for one’s actions and of the autonomy of individuals and of social groups. A timid but important documentary, fulfilling its basic role as a text of culture, as it tells an intimate story of people. And the bicycle is always there in the background.