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.

The Cloth Peddler

The Cloth Peddler

The Bat

The Bat

Buta

Buta

Fortress

Fortress

Holy Animal

Holy Animal

40th Door

40th Door

Chovkan

Chovkan

Steppe Man

Steppe Man

Trailer

Chovkan

Portrait of a Bullfighter (1797)

Portrait of a Bullfighter (1797)

The man is depicted in three-quarters view, turning straight to the viewers with a penetrating glance. The background is grey, while the clothes, the hair, and cap are black. 

At the Order of the Padishah

At the Order of the Padishah

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The adventure of the Big ‘K’

The adventure of the Big ‘K’

In a bid to review the International System of Units (SI), the International Bureau of Weights and Measures gathered at the 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures on November 16, 2018. Sixty member states have voted for changing four out of seven basic units of measurement. The kilogram is among the modified. Before describing the key points, let us have a closer look into the kilogram and its history.