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The Silk Road of Pop, one of the only films about the lives of China’s Uyghur Muslims, is now available to stream online! To purchase a streaming copy, simply visit our Vimeo on Demand channel.
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The Central Asian music scene is alive and roaring.
A documentary about rap crews, rockstars, and their fans in the northwest of China.
On the distant northwest edge of China lies Xinjiang, a vast region of snow-capped mountains, barren deserts and gritty market cities. Here, along the ancient Silk Road, music is one of the hottest commodities: it is vibrant, infectious, and far-reaching, permeating every corner of the province. Yet, around the music lies a troubling reality. Engaged in an identity tug-of-war, the region’s main population – the Uyghur Muslims – are gradually watching their populations dwindle as they are engulfed by a predominant Han Chinese settlement. One of the very few documentaries to come out of Xinjiang, The Silk Road of Pop captures the challenges of a minority group in China and the explosive music scene which results.
Open call for documentary topics
Our documentary team is ready to start a new project. We’re excited to work on a story that we can’t even imagine and believe that great documentaries start with great research. We therefore invite scholars and researchers to send us their ideas.
Would your research make a great film?
Are you excited to see your research translated into a documentary film? Have you come
across a story, an issue, a person or a place that should be shown to a broader audience?
Are you interested in collaborating with an award-winning, independent documentary team?
Please consider reaching out to us!
For more information:
Download Open call for
documentary topics (pdf)
If you would like to help us show our film in more places and promote the incredible music coming out of this region, consider making a donation. It’s secure and direct and will be used to help our small team take this film further.