Chovkan

  • January 25, 2014 / 14:00
  • January 29, 2014 / 19:00

Director: Rafig Guliyev
Azerbaijan; 11’, 2011, color
Azerbaijani with Turkish subtitles

This film reflects the miniatures of the medieval Azerbaijan game Chovkan, which is a national sport and antecedent of polo. The participants pass on the skills of the game for future generations and the film focuses on about the emerging relationship between a shepherd Jafar from Agdam and his horse Baygurt.

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Trailer

Chovkan

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