Film Screening and Roundtable Event: ‘Equus: Story of the Horse- First Riders’

On Friday 26 April the Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Kazakhstan to UNESCO, in collaboration with the UNESCO Silk Roads Project, will hold a screening of the documentary film, ‘Equus: Story of the Horse – First Riders’ at 6:30 p.m. in Room II at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

The film, created by an international team led by Canadian anthropologist-turned-producer Dr. Niobe Thompson, explores the origins of the unique partnership between humans and horses.

The documentary follows a group of nomadic people on their grueling winter migration over the snow-covered alpine passes of the Altai Mountains, revealing firsthand how horsepower makes possible this ancient way of life.

Following the screening, the films creators will participate in a roundtable discussion on the impact of horsemanship on the history of world civilizations.


Type of Event Film projection
Start 26.04.2019 18:30 local time
End 26.04.2019 20:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Responsible SHS
Focal point Shabahang, Mehrdad
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 125 Avenue de Suffren
Room Room II
Contact Natalia Wagner,
Permanent Delegation Contact Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Kazakhstan to UNESCO
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Russian
Estimated number of participants 300
Official Website
Link 1 UNESCO Silk Roads Project
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