From Jim Keen, 3 June 1999
1995 was the 1000th anniversary of the unprecedented folk epic "Manas". With 500,000 poetical lines it is the greatest epic work in the world. For centuries "Manas" has been passed from generation to generation by skilled "manaschi". This video tells the story of the Kyrgyz people through their ancient hero Manas. It was filmed in the mountainous land of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia by a Kyrgyz company. It captures their ancient culture and customs and the beautiful country in which they live.
UNESCO funded the filming of "The Generous Manas". It was produced by the well known Kyrgyz production company EPOS. This video should be in every library that has Central Asian interest.
30 minute English language version $34.95 plus $4.95 USA shipping & handling. You can e-mail or FAX your order using American Express, Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card. Include your name, card number and expiration date, your mailing address and phone number.
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