Local pair’s epic trip on film


Last year we followed the blog of Tamahere journalist Isobel Ewing as she and brother Jack biked 2000km of the ancient Silk Rd from Samarkand, Uzbekistan to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Next month we can view the film they made of their epic trip, Doma, which will feature in Hamilton as part of the touring NZ Mountain Film Festival.

Isobel and Jack Ewing on a particularly grimy
section of their epic bike trip

‘Doma’ means home in Russian, and became an ubiquitous word during the pair’s two month bike trip. The word came to represent the warmth, curiosity and hospitality of the people of Central Asia, they say in a description of the nine minute film.

The NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour takes award winning films to audiences around NZ from August 1 onwards. A selection, known as The Best of Wanaka, will screen in Hamilton on Wednesday, August 12 at 6pm at Hoyts Metro, Hamilton.

Jack Ewing will introduce the film. Tickets can be booked here.

The screenings are a Perry Outdoor Education Trust fundraiser supported by Lodge Hamilton. A complimentary drink and popcorn are included in the ticket price.

Ewing’s colourful account of the highs and lows of the cycle trip are here on her blog of the Silk Road Journey.

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