Felt, Feelings and Dreams (2013)
30min · Documentary, Short, Drama · 1 January 2013
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. Set against this region's stunningly beautiful and harsh landscape, 'Felt, Feelings and Dreams' explores the women's feelings about their work. The friendships they make, the daughters they get closer to, and the children they can now feed. 'Felt, Feelings and Dreams' is a celebration of perseverance, courage, and spirit. Upon returning from Kyrgyzstan, director, Andrea Odezynska, noted that, 'Although the women felt artists I interviewed are poor by Western standards, I believe they've managed to revive a way of life that is deeply meaningful.'
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