In her poetic documentary “The Nomad's Song,” filmmaker Sandra Powers travels to Kazakhstan to join composer Anne LeBaron and tenor Timur Bekbosunov, as they journey through Kazakhstan, creating a large-scale musical project called "The Silent Steppe Cantata". What began as the project’s documentation, including the challenges associated with its creation, evolved into the discovery of a nation with a phenomenal history that reaches back to the beginning of geologic time.
The enigmatic Republic of Kazakhstan is the ninth-largest country in the world, the origin of tulips and apples, and home of nomads and the Great Silk Road. The multi-format shot film utilizes unique and unseen archival footage from the Kazakhstan State archives, mixed with original 16mm, SD and HD footage of rehearsals and interviews with musicians. Infused with Sandra Power's own original vision and transformational perspective of culture and artistic process, the film transforms and expands the standard filming process of documentation.
The film will be released in the fall of 2012 and submitted for distribution and screening at film festivals worldwide.