CREEES Film Series: Khadak
Wed, October 12, 2011 • 7:00 PM • PAI 4.42
Khadak is a 2006 Belgian/Dutch/German film directed by Peter Brosens and Jessica Hope Woodworth. (101 minutes long)
Set in the frozen steppes of Mongolia, a young nomad is confronted with his destiny after animals fall victim to a plague that threatens to eradicate nomadism.
“Khadak is a magical-realist fable that tells the epic story of Bagi, a young nomad shepherd who confronts his destiny to become a shaman. After a plague strikes their herd, Bagi and his family are relocated to a mining town. There, he saves the life of Zolzaya, a beautiful performer/coal thief. When Bagi discovers the plague was a government lie fabricated to eradicate nomadic life, he and Zolzaya incite a revolution. Bagi’s shaman powers help rally his people, but will they ever be able to return to their former lives?”
All movies are free and have English subtitles!
Supported by the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and the Center for European Studies