Film

The Time Zones Are A-Changin’

http://www.pilgrimsonthesilkroad.com/ In America, you change the time. In Mother Russia, time changes you! Enjoy that clock rollback Sunday morning. In Russia some lawmakers are losing sleep over the country’s eleven time zones. (The continental United States has a measly four time zones). They want…

Uzbek Film Industry Flourishes

Here’s an article you might enjoy about the rebirth of the Uzbek film industry. Like many countries in the region, piracy remains a problem. Nevertheless, small film studios are beginning to crank out films for Uzbek audiences. What should this industry…

Interlude in Bukhara

View Bukhara in a larger map (June 4, 2007) We spent most of the day visiting many of the historic sites in this Silk Road city. At the museum in the city’s main fortress, we found a photo of the…

Back to Serabulak

View Larger Map (June 3, 2007) Today we made the journey from Samarkand to Bukhara, with one very important stop along the way. About two hours into our bus ride, we took a detour to see the village of Serabulak.…

The Road to Samarkand

View Larger Map (June 2, 2007) We spent all day Wednesday in transit from Ukraine to Uzbekistan. We spent the day Thursday touring Tashkent. An earthquake in 1966 destroyed much of the old city. This meant that many structures of…

The Last Mennonite in Molotschna

View Larger Map (May 30, 2007) 11:00am – On Tuesday we visited the Molotschna villages southeast of Zaporozhe. The Mennonite colonies here covered a couple of hundred of square miles with dozens of villages. A majority of the participants had…

Zipping through Zaporozhye

View Larger Map (May 28, 2007) 9:00am – This is the second full day of the journey. We are visiting sites in Zap, as well in in the former Mennonite colonies of Chortitza and Rosenthal on the Dnieper River. The…

Kiev at Dawn

View Larger Map (May 27, 2007) 7:55am – I got up at about three hours ago to walk around the city gathering video of Kiev at sunrise. It’s unseasonably hot (35°C/95°F). However, the city is clean, the people are relaxed –…

Retracing the trek

Every once in a while, it’s good to retrace our steps. In many ways, that’s exactly what Pilgrims on the Silk Road is all about. Over the next few days I will be posting the journal entries from our journey…

Documentary DVD

With the book coming out soon, consider picking up a copy of the documentary as well. It’s available at Amazon.com, or at the documentary’s website. Right now, I am lining up some screenings to coincide with the release of the…