ARZHAN

This series is a peculiar, almost documentary story about the new Altai. Genrewise and stylistically it is a social landscape, portrait of the mountainous country or even a report on Time. People are somewhere near or far or maybe even asleep yet, but the narrative is precisely about their inner contents, desires and aspirations that are visibly reflected in observable reality through such randomly-inexplicable way.

The word "Arzhan" in many languages of the Great Steppe means “sacred well”, and that’s exactly how many of its inhabitants, and not only them, consider Altai - as some special, sacred, Pure land, the heart of Asia, and this is the sense in which one would like to listen to this mysterious rhythm  - hearing, seeing the omens of disappearing and new tribes, signs of the Present and the Future.