Flowers of Freedom (2014)
1h 35min · Documentary, Biography · 1 February 2014
Central Asia/Kyrgyzstan: When Erkingul and her friends meet for tea they talk about toxic cyanide, about bride kidnapping and where to buy the fattest sheep. The women of KAREK are mothers and wives but first and foremost they are activists, who challenge not only the nearby goldmine but also the Kirghiz government. When a revolution topples the regime in Kyrgyzstan they are at the forefront of the protests. Erkingul, the 'boss'of the group, makes a leap into the Kirghiz parliament and now, as a politician continues her struggle against the mine. Set in a post-Soviet and increasingly fundamentalist country, the film allows an intimate glimpse into a microcosm of outstanding women. A film about courage, female companionship and life after a revolution.
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