Kyrgyzstan – Communism the Day After

Impact: Stories of Asia
S1:Ep525 mins2010

Kyrgyzstan is the second poorest country in the former Soviet bloc, and its transition to a free economy has been rocked by anti-government protests and ethnic violence that left over 2000 dead, and close to half a million people displaced in 2010.

What is everyday life like for those who live in this little understood country? What is the relationship between poverty and communism coming to over 2 decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall? How are the senior citizens surviving in an impoverished country after a lifetime of government handouts and communist ideology? Impact goes across the country and brings viewers into the homes of Kyrgyz citizens to hear their struggles, their pain, their hope and their aspirations.

Video Language: English