central asia http://wamc.org en "Buzkashi!" screening at MASS MoCA http://wamc.org/post/buzkashi-screening-mass-moca <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The documentary film, <a href="http://www.oxusfilms.com/buzkashi.html"><em>Buzkashi!</em></a> is a story of three fascinating characters who are at the top of their sport of Buzkashi in Tajikistan, a former Soviet republic nestled in the Pamir mountains. Donning their protective equipment – including tank helmets from previous wars – they steer their horses to join the hundreds of others playing on the plateaus of this mountainous country.</p><p>The rivalries, alliances politics and intrigues surrounding the sport put ancient values of honor and integrity head-to-head with ego-driven hunger for power and wealth.</p><p>The film is screening at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams, MA tomorrow night at 7:30 as part of their Winter/Spring 2013 documentary film series, Compete!, the series celebrates films about winning, losing, and how you play the game.</p><p><em>Buzkashi!</em> is written and directed by Najeeb Mirza. You may watch the trailer, <a href="http://www.vimeo.com/50330511">here</a>.</p><p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 61335 at http://wamc.org "Buzkashi!" screening at MASS MoCA