We present the fourth of Janyl Jusupjan's five-part series of short films about the lives of ethnic Kyrgyz in the town of Jerge-Tal in northern Tajikistan.
In the first film we met Nooruz, a taxi driver who dreams of moving to Kyrgyzstan.
In the second film we met Khamid Boronov, an elderly schoolteacher who uses his spare time to gather local artifacts for a museum, to remind the people of Jerge-Tal of their common past.
In the third we looked at how Latofat, the only female singer in her village, half-Kyrgyz, half-Tajik, made a living as the second wife of a man from another village.
In this film we meet Saifaridin, an elderly man who fled Jerge-Tal during Tajikistan's civil war in the 1990s. He recalls life in Tajikistan, his reasons for leaving and how he, as a Kyrgyz from Tajikistan, has adjusted to life in Kyrgyzstan.
-- Bruce Pannier