"Traces go beyond the horizon"

Medjid Begalin (Kazakhstan)

Duration: 79 min

Years: 1964

"Traces go beyond the horizon"

July 19, 2021 - July 26, 2021

The girl Zhaukhaz leaves her father's house - this is what custom dictates, this is what her stepmother wants. Zhaukhaz does not love her future husband, but she does not dare to break the old custom. Zhaukhaz, together with her husband and his parents, lives in a distant high-mountain range. This whole family grazes the flock of collective farm sheep. The everyday life of the shepherd's family is harsh, the work is habitually monotonous: it is necessary to clean the shelters, feed the sheep, and if the day is sunny and quiet, take them out to graze. The winter quarters are surrounded by silence. Sometimes it seems scary. On one of these days, falling in love with a young machine operator from the neighboring Tanabai brigade, Zhaukhaz realized how spacious life is, how fragile the fetters of old customs that linked her with an unloved person ...