The Botanist

After the fall of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan, a former Soviet Socialist Republic, plunged into a devastating civil war. A famine struck the mountainous region of the Pamir where Raïmberdi, a passionate and ingenious botanist, built his own hydroelectric station to help his family survive through the crisis.

Best Canadian Short Film - RIDM 2016
Best Short Documentary + Special Prize - Trento Film Festival 2017
Best Short Film - Cervino Cinemountain 2017
Best First Film - Festival Int. du Film de Montagne d'Autrans 2017
Best Short Documentary - Lift-Off Film Festival 2017
Best Short Film - Festival Gorniškega Filma 2018

A Film Produced and Directed by 
Maude Plante Husaruk & Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis

Featuring Raïmberdi Mamatumarov

Image, Editing & Animation: Maude Plante-Husaruk
Music & Sound: Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis 
Color Grading: Thierry Sirois
Translation: Aisuluu Kozhomkulova
Audio Post-Production: Alexandre W. Legentil - AUDIO Z

Featured in The Atlantic:

Tiff - Canada's Top 10 (Canada) 2018
Hot Docs (Canada) 2017
Afi Docs (Usa) 2016
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (Usa) 2017
Rencontres Internationales Du Documentaire De Montréal (Canada) 2016 
Banff Mountain Film Festival (Canada) 2018
Festival De Cinéma De La Ville De Québec (Canada) 2017
Trento Film Festival (Italy) 2017
Inscience Film Festival (Netherlands) 2017
Environmental Film Festival (Usa) 2018
Cervino Cinemountain (Italy) 2017
Brescia Winter Film (Italy) 2017
Bergbuchbrig Film Festival (Suisse) 2017
Kendal Mountain Film Festival (Uk) 2017
Wild And Scenic Film Festival (Usa) 2017
Festival Du Film De Montagne D'autrans (France) 2017
Mountain Film Meetings Zakopane (Poland) 2017
Bansko Film Festival (Bulgaria) 2017
Festival Gorniškega Filma (Slovenia) 2018
Horyzonty Film Festival (Slovakia) 2017
Ulju Mountain Film Festival (South Korea) 2017
Lift-off Film Festivals: Tokyo, Seoul, Manchester, New York, Vancouver 2017

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