5000 years of whispers

In the heart of Central Asia, the saiga antelope migrates through immense deserts of wild grass. A tireless runner, it tolerates no obstacles and for several millennia, nomads have gravitated with it through the seasons. On the steppe, history is not written, it is told to the rhythm of hooves. One day, everything accelerates, the horizon is filled with borders, the houses can no longer be dismantled. While the sea dries up, a plague falls on the saiga. These vast lands are now called Kazakhstan, and they are about to enter their dark age.

  • Steeve Voccia
    Director
  • Arthur Gal
    Director
  • Bondonneau Martin
    Writer
  • Charraud Romane
    Writer
  • Louise Jacquot
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    5000 ans de murmures
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Wildlife, nature, historical, kazakhstan, antelope, steppe
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    Kazakhstan
  • Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:37
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • FIFO
    Ménigoute
    France
    October 31, 2022
    France premiere
  • Grand Bivouac
    Albertville
    France
    October 28, 2023
Director Biography - Steeve Voccia, Arthur Gal

Arthur Gal :
After several internships in environmental protection, it is finally through images and videos that I chose to contribute to the knowledge of nature. As a student in Geography and Territorial Planning, and then at the Ménigoute School of Animal Cinema, I am very sensitive to the problems linked to the sharing of the territory between man and the space that surrounds him. My films and experiences are above all a search for answers and a happy medium between what is necessary for us as humans and what could be preserved.

Filmography :
5000 ans de murmures - 90min - 2021 - Association des Amis de l'iffcam

Noble Deer - 40 min - 2019 - Student film

Lake Kaindy, jewel of the Kazakh mountains - 52min - 2020 - ARTE & Ushuaia

Steeve Voccia:
Biologist by training before leaving for other horizons made of travel, resourcefulness, and system D, I reconverted in 2017 in the film industry by integrating the training of IFFCAM. I now direct fiction and documentary films with social and environmental themes.

Filmography :
For the Old Man's Ass, 2023. Documentary. In development.

5000 Years of Whispers, 2023. 90', Documentary. Production Les Amis de l'IFFCAM, Veilleurs Sauvages.

Wind Of Avalon, 2020. 5', Fiction/Experimental. Production Veilleurs Sauvages. Short film. Prize for the best mixing at the Festival International Nature Namur. Selections at Vidéoformes, Ravenna Nightmare Festival, Cine Under...

De La Confiture Aux Cochons, 2019. 26',Pseudo-documentary. study film.

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