FIRSTWORKS FRONTIER SERIES PRESENTS: QYRQ QYZ / FORTY GIRLS

Be transported to timeless, wind-scoured steppes as the next generation of Turkic female bards bring an ancient epic of Central Asian “girl power” to life through song, poetry and traditional …

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Be transported to timeless, wind-scoured steppes as the next generation of Turkic female bards bring an ancient epic of Central Asian “girl power” to life through song, poetry and traditional instrumentation set against a mesmerizing film backdrop. A cutting-edge collaboration between two of Uzbekistan’s greatest contemporary artists—filmmaker Saodat Ismailova and composer Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky—Qyrq Qyz/Forty Girls tells a centuries-old story of 40 women warriors who defend their land against Persian invaders and establish a rule of justice and compassion.

Co-presented with the Aga Khan Music Initiative