Kazakhs once roamed for hundreds of years the Kazakh Steppe but were forced under Stalin to abandon their nomadic lifestyle. Homeland is about what it means to lose your way of life and having to redefine your identity in a climate where hot, dry summers move into blistering cold winters. And where the only constant defining force that shapes the landscape and the people that inhabite it is a relentless wind sweaping the Kazakh Steppe.
Even though this nomadic lifetstyle will never come back, in some ways the Seitbenbetova family, a modest fishing family living near the shores of the Aral lake are in some ways a living example that vestiges of that way of life still exist despite all the pressures they had to deal with for the past hundred years. Stepping into the footsteps of their ancestors and adapting to their environment once again just as their forebears did. Living on their traditional carpets like witnesses of a present, deeply rooted in the past.