Q&A with Martin DiCicco

The Baku–Tbilisi–Kars railway, known as the “Iron Silk Road,” sought to create the fastest route between Asia and Europe by running new track through Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey (and ignore existing track in Armenia). Martin DiCicco’s serene documentary follows the laborers building the line as they work or hang out, giving them space to talk about their lives, country, beliefs, and regrets. The film, which won the Visions du Reel Best First Film Award, doubles as a stunning document of Central Asia’s unique geography. New York Premiere