Face

Mairam Yusupova, Tadjikistan, 1991; 16m
Face
Mariam Yusupova does something very simple yet powerful in this film: she takes her camera out into the streets of Dushanbe and simply studies faces of people walking, talking, reading, eating. Occasionally, she cuts to buildings and landscapes, and the film begins to formulate an interesting question: are we looking at the faces or the "face" of modern Tadjikistan?