Almagul Menlibayeva’s experimental documentary Transoxiana Dreams (2011) addresses the social, economic and ecological situation of the the vast region of Aral Sea, rapidly receding due to the radical irrigation policies of the Soviet Union.


© Still from Almagul Menlibayeva - Transoxiana Dreams, 2011.

The artist portrays the impact on the inhabitants, now living upon a constantly growing salt desert in a desolate landscape. Through the eyes of a fisherman’s daughter in a dreamlike mixture of documentary and fantasy, she depicts their struggle to survive in the 21st Century.

20/11/15 - 28/11/15
HELLERAU - Europäisches Zentrum der Künsete Dresden / Ecksalon Ost
Open on the day of the event: From 6 PM to one hour after the end of the event.
Admission free