Screenplay

Geldy Kyarizov - The Minister of Horses

Geldy Kyarizov - The Minister of Horses

The life story of former Turkmenistan government minister, and now political refugee, Geldy Kyarizov, and his wife Yulia, is a devastatingly powerful and redemptive tale of love and ceaseless devotion. Falsely accused and imprisoned at the infamous Ovadan Depe prison by the notorious dictator President Saparmurat Niyazov, the famed horseman, credited with bringing the Turkmen Akhal Teke horse back from the brink of extinction, suffered relentless torture and starvation while his desperate young wife and family lived with perpetual intimidation and death threats. Their campaign for freedom and their eventual escape from Turkmenistan is a story that needs to be seen and heard to be believed. 

Geldy and Yulia

Geldy and Yulia

Next time you're feeling down think of this family - forced to leave their country and still able to find a reason to smile.

Next time you're feeling down think of this family - forced to leave their country and still able to find a reason to smile.

Mark Warford