FELT, FEELINGS AND DREAMS

2013

 

Directed by Andrea Odezynska   |  Animation and titles by Polina Zaitseva

Since the Soviet Union collapsed, unemployment and alcoholism have ravaged the former Republic of Kyrgyzstan. "FELT, FEELINGS AND DREAMS" follows a small group of Kyrgyz women who pull themselves from crushing poverty by reviving ancient traditions of making crafts and art from felt. Breathtaking mountain ranges are the backdrop of some of the reenactments of Kyrgyz folklore and fables, which are interwoven throughout. Additionally, the inclusion of proverbs, a bread making scene, and traditional music gives viewers a deeper look into the culture. 

 

WINNER

  • Best Short Feature Award Princeton Environmental Film Festival 2013
  • Two NYSCA grants: for Production (documentary)

SCREENINGS

  • Paradigm Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY
  • Rural Route Film Festival, Museum Of Moving Image, NY
  • Garden State Film Festival 2013
  • Rubin Museum of Art, NYC
  • Princeton Environmental Film Festival 2013
  • Kinofest NYC