Le Désert de l’art interdit / Пустыня запрещенного искусства

Пустыня запрещенного искусства

Documentary, Russia / Uzbekistan, 2010, 80 mn, Colour, O/FS

by Amanda Pope, Tchavdar Georgiev

The Desert of Forbidden Art tells the incredible story of how a treasure trove of banned Soviet art worth millions of dollars was stashed in a far-off desert of Uzbekistan, and develops into a larger exploration of how art survives in times of oppression. A fascinating documentary about a group of visionary artists and one man who risked his life to rescue their work.

Program UNAFF Traveling Film Festival 2010: www.unaff.org