Saturday, November 13, 2010

DESERT OF FORBIDDEN ART

DESERT OF FORBIDDEN ART is a great documentary about lost art in Uzbekistan. It's a pretty amazing story of art that was saved by a collector and housed in a museum in the middle of nowhere. Even today the art is still in danger of being lost as the country does not have the money to support the museum, so the story is still not over. Several of my former students worked on the film, including the co-director Tchavdar Georgiev, the sound editor Adam King and mixer Joe Dzuban. Everything about the film is very interesting. Unfortunately there are lengthy interviews that need subtitling, which makes the pace of the film seem to slow down in parts (even though the interviews are fascinating). If you are interested in 20th century art, I highly recommend the film.
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