Roxie TheatreSun, Jun 11, 2017 2:45 PM Not Available  
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Film Info
Director:Yekaterina Suvorova
Film Category:Environment
Running Time:88 min.
Premiere:California Premiere
Film Category:Offbeat

This observational documentary examines the disappearance of the Aral Sea and attempts at its restoration. At the location where the majority of maps and atlases show a large, majestic body of water, Katerina Suvorova finds only a largish pond and an arid wasteland, filled with the rusting remnants of wrecks waiting for scrap metal collectors. Shots of the enigmatic landscape, consisting of endless expanses of sand and dust, are alternated with captivating details. Just as fascinating is the strong will and faith of the people who have stayed in this inhospitable environment, such as old gardener, fishermen, and a hydrobiologist. They hope that the sea will return, they are fighting to save it, and they all hope for a better tomorrow.

Co-presented with The San Francisco Green Film Festival.