BEYOND THE GLACIER
- David Rodríguez Muñiz
- Spain, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan
- 18 min
David Rodríguez Muñiz is a director, screenwriter, editor and director of photography. With the audiovisual collective Dropped Frames he made documentaries ”The River” and ”Refugees”. As a director of photography he worked on a documentary film ”Os Días Afogados” (Amanita Films) directed by Luis Avilés and Cesar Souto. The documentary won prizes for the best Latin American Film in FIDOCS (Chile) and Mestre Mateo 2016, for the best documentary. His short documentary ”Refugees” has been selected in the festivals of Clermont-Ferrand, EFFA Melbourne and Bogota Bogoshorts among others and has won 7 awards including the one for the best documentary short film in FICMEC and finalist in the GFN held in San Francisco.
Beyond the Glacier is a documentary film shot in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. The documentary deals with the conflict of water in Central Asia by analyzing the complex development of the Sir Daria River that after its birth in the glaciers of the Tian Shan mountain range, crosses more than 3000 km until it ends at the ill-fated sea of Aral. Through the experts who have studied the case and the people who live off the water, the documentary reflects on human relationships with the natural environment and analyzes the future of the species within a context of geographical chaos.
Original language: English, Russian, Kyrgyz