Nikki Parrott
Nikki Parrott

37 Uses of a Dead Sheep

The Pamir Kirghiz are a tribe of some 2,000 people from the Pamir region of Central Asia. For the last 27 years they have lived in exile in Eastern Turkey. In 2005, an Anglo-Turkish film crew arrives in their village to work with the tribe to tell their story. In a series of scenes divided into "chapters", we see revealing interviews with the Kirghiz.

The film is part historical document, part ethnographical description of a unique people and the conflict between individual and globalized culture.

Film's website

Team Partner
Ben Hopkins, director
Producer / Production Details
Tigerlily Films production for BBC Storyville and ARTE
Distributed by Piffl Medien
Top Awards/Festivals
Caligari Film Prize at Berlinale (2006)
Best International Documentary Award at Hot Docs (2006)
Best British Documentary Award at BRITDOC (2006)
Special Jury Prize at Banff World Television Festival (2007)
Official Selection Tribeca Film Festival 2006
United Kingdom
Training Programme
Masterschool 2004