#HOTDOCS: “THE NEW PLASTIC ROAD”
By Justin Waldman
In 2004, the Silk Road reopened between China and Tajikistan which was great for the latter as it was the economic boost the country needed. Davlat, who is the subject of this Documentary bought some freighters and tried to pave a new life for his family. Unfortunately, Capitalism intruded these plans and made life exceedingly more difficult for Davlat and his family.
The New Plastic Road shows one mans motivation for a better life, and his drive and tenacity but also what modern Capitalism and bigger pockets can do to nearly crush one’s spirit and drive. It is a beautiful Documentary that looks into what even the fight that humans will give to protect what is theirs.