Aspirations Of The Pamirs

Three friends endeavour an exploration of the Pamir mountains on bamboo bikes made by French crafstmen. On their way, they climb peaks up to 6,000m and communities trying to save a threatened know-how.
In the remote Pamir mountains of Tajikistan, three friends endeavour an adventure on handmade bamboo fatbikes.




Running time

52 minutes

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Our Judges say:

An account of the people and cultures encountered by this trio of friends as they tour Kyrgyzstan on fat bikes made from bamboo.

Anna Paxton

How about touring in a place where everyone around you tells you it's too dangerous to go and doing it's sustainably. We learnt a lot about culture and history of the region.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

In the remote Pamir mountains, in Central Asia, three friends want to show the viability of an ambitious bike concept, designed buy young French crafstmen and made out of bamboo. Besides climbing peaks close to 6,000m, they meet men and women who have decided to take on another kind of challenge : innovate to perpetuate local culture and win back their autonomy. Since home and up to top of Tajik mountains, their adventure engage ourselves to wonder about the sense and the responsibility of our actions.