Feature length documentary. Premiered at HotDocs 2018
The mountains near the city of Arslanbob, Kirghizstan, are home to a highly biodiverse forest brimming with different species of nut trees. This is where Bolot Tagaev’s family lives. Zaheed Mawani documents the farmers’ daily lives as they prepare for the harvest: their work, traditions, multi-generational cooperation. It is a way of life on the verge of disappearing, its fortunes tied to an ecosystem being undermined by deforestation.