Emil is a social media-obsessed entrepreneur in one of the most remote places on earth: an abandoned Soviet mining town in the mountains of eastern Kyrgyzstan.

Tracing his roots to the nomadic tribes that once roamed the area, Emil has returned to put his village back on the map by convincing wealthy tourists and famous bloggers to go there on vacation.

Upcoming ScreeningS

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival (Melbourne, Australia) // Cinema Nova, July 19 @ 11pm

University of Wisconsin Madison Screening - Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia - Private Event (Madison, Wisconsin) // July 2019

International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra (Ierapetra, Crete) //August 4-9, 2019

36th Annual International Mountaineering Film Festival in Teplice nad Metují (Telpice nad Metuji, Czech Republic) // August 22 - 25, 2019

Festival de Cinema Aventura (Matosinhos, Portugal) // September 12 - 14, 2019

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (Rotterdam, Netherlands) // October 9 - 13, 2019

Vancouver International Mountain Film Tour (Various Locations, USA & Canada) // Ongoing

PAST Screenings

HollyShorts Monthly Screening (Los Angeles, California) // January 31st, 2019

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (Missoula, Montana) // February 15 - 24, 2019

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (Vancouver, Canada) // Feb 22 - March 2, 2019

Video Consortium (New York City) // March 28, 2019

International Mountain and Adventure Film Festival (Bratislava, Slovakia) // March 29 - March 30, 2019

American Documentary Film Festival (Palm Springs, California) // March 30, 2019

IndieGrits (Colombia, South Carolina) // March 30, 2019

Atlanta Film Festival (Atlanta, Georgia) // April 11, 2019

5Point Film Festival (Carbondale, Colorado) // April 29, 2019

U.S. Ambassador’s Residence Reception - Closed Event (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) // May 17, 2019

Telluride Mountainfilm Festival (Telluride, Colorado) // May 24 - 27, 2019

SF DocFest (San Francisco, California) // June 9 and 12, 2019

AirBnB Headquarters Screening - Closed Event (San Francisco, CA) // June 28, 2019

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A NOAM ARGOV MEDIA production in association with DOCUMIST

Directed by Alex Pritz and Noam Argov

Produced by Noam Argov

Cinematography by Alex Pritz and Jack Weisman

Edited by Nigel Galt and Alex Pritz

Original Score by Katya Mihailova

Sound Mix by Hansdale Hsu

Animation by Suzanne Jennett

Assistant Editors Eric Barr and Lauren Nolan

Color by Seth Ricart / RCO


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