On A Clear Day You Can See the Revolution From Here

  • Emma Charles
  • J S
  • Sebastian Kite

An expansive journey through the Kazakh steppe, "On A Clear Day You Can See the Revolution From Here" excavates layers of myth, geology and technology to reveal the shifting fault lines between a government, its people and their land. The film brings into focus contemporary processes of nation building and myth-making in Kazakhstan through the remnants of Soviet technological infrastructures that haunt the country’s landscape. Shot on 16mm, the camera is drawn across the landscape taking in locations that include mineral mines, the Eurasian Steppe, the STS decommissioned nuclear site and the newly constructed city of Nur-Sultan. "On A Clear Day..." provides a meditative faux observational film about the continual process of construction involved in nationhood and national identity.