The highway of the title refers to a 2,000 mile stretch of dirt road in remote Kazakhstan. Along this route a traveling family circus journeys in their crowded hand-cranked bus, stopping in villages to perform feats of strength and skill.
The connection between "madness" and creativity has a long history, as does the notion of the "mad" having an inherent artistic capability. Such connections are explored in "The Living Museum" by Jessica Yu.
“A rhythm experience” is the subtitle Lutz Leonhardt uses for his 90-minute film Zakir and his Friends. A very precise term for this beautiful music film that takes you very far from the MTV experience.
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