"When Kazakhstan moved its capital to Astana, a dusty village in the steppe was transformed into an ultra-modern city. As Astana celebrates its tenth anniversary, we see vignettes of life in a place that is growing at an astounding pace, a place that brings together human, cultural, and economic capital. Colorful and catty tour guides, a television news crew, and a pair of construction foremen are our companions as we traverse the city from the outskirts to the center, watching monuments rise and celebrations take place, all under the seemingly ever-present eye of president Nursultan Nazarbayev." -- Original container.
Video — 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 sound disc (4 3/4 in).
A four chapter documentary about men who are still fighting one of the elements in the 21st century. It shows in a poetic way the battle of humanity with the four primal elements; four places on earth where companionship and mutual trust are still of vital importance. All chapters are connected with each other, though every part is complete unto itself: Earth, about mine workers in Germany; Water, on king crab fishers of the Bering Sea; Fire, about Russian smokejumpers, and Air on training the astronauts.