Rhythms of Lost Time
Globalization and politico-religious pressure are ruthlessly stamping out the last remnants of traditional culture. In Tajikistan, most of which is mountainous, music and dancing still accompany people in joy and sorrow – as they did a thousand years ago. British musician Leo Abrahams, hearing a recording of maddoh many years ago, was struck by its unusual beauty, and came to Tajikistan in an attempt to hear the music in person. Leo travels around the country and meets local residents who introduce him to the hospitable and rich culture of Tajikistan, drawing back the curtain on the challenges traditional culture, and the Tajik people, have faced in the past and the present day. 2021 Sole Luna (Best Cinematography); 2021 TAKT Film Fest; 2021 Native Spirit Film Festival; 2021 Rovereto DocuDays; 2021 Native Spirit Taiwan Festival; 2021 The Calvert Journal Film Festival.
Director: Anisa Sabiri
Scriptwriter: Anisa Sabiri
DOP: Alexey Venzos
Producers:Ismail-Nauzari Zibai, Joseph Proto, Smita Proto
Cast: Leo Abrahams, Sultonali Khudoiberdiev, Juraboi Khasanov, Mahkamkhuja Bahovaddinov, Shaukmamad Pulodov, Gulomsho Safarov, Aliakbar Rakhmatshoev