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Updated 17 January 2019
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122. The Ingenious Botanist in the Mountains of Tajikistan (2018)

An elegant, meditative portrait of a passionate and ingenious botanist in a famine-struck, post-Soviet world. (20 min.)

Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis and Maude Plante-Husaruk, both filmmakers, were researching their upcoming trip to Central Asia when they heard a man named Raïmberdi talk about plants. “We stumbled upon a French TV program about [Tajikistan] where Raïmberdi had briefly appeared and we immediately thought he was a very interesting man and that there was definitely more to his story.”

Full info at www.theatlantic.com and husaruk.com