To meet today’s nomads. Film director Sibylle d’Orgeval crosses Kyrgyzstan, from the capital Bishkek to Lake Issyk Kul. Then, through the mountains and high pastures where the shepherds live, she’ll head for the south of the country. She’ll also cross the Trans-Alay mountains on her way to Tajikistan in the Western Pamirs, populated by the Kyrgyz minority of nomadic tradition.
About Mythical Roads:
Whether they be remote or packed with tourists, recent or old, famous or forgotten, certain routes are paved with legends. This series explores itineraries that have made history across five continents—some roads and rivers that separate countries, and others that form links, creating pathways for traders, fortune-seekers, evangelists, conquerors, and travelers. As historical symbols, these routes now ignite the imaginations of millions of people in search of adventure and freedom.
The original and poetic approach of this series casts a new light on these mythical roads. Throughout the journey, the routes unfold through the eyes of the men and women who live and work along them, and who continue to sustain the legends.
Personal adventures alternate with extraordinary explorations, unforgettable encounters, and surprising developments.
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