Premiere of Documentary about Kazybek Bi
Premiere of a documentary film ‘Kaz Dausty Bi’ was held to mark the 350th birth anniversary of public figure Kazybek Bi in Karaganda. Actor Kairat Kemalov played the role of the 17th century speechmaker. Gaziz Nasyrov and art critic Yerlan Toleutai were the screenwriter and director. The film crew has traveled 8,000 kilometers in Karaganda, Pavlodar, Kyzylorda and South Kazakhstan regions in one month. The film features archival documents found in China and Russia, as well as staged scenes. The one hour film will be shown in all Kazakhstani TV channels.
YERLAN TOLEUTAI, ART CRITIC, FILM DIRECTOR:
- A documentary is a narrative about real events, famous persons without the participation of an actor. I attracted actors, there are productions. There were 30 people involved. The film crew included 60 people. We have worked on the film for a month and a half, and finished eventually. In addition, the best cast of Kazakhfilm actors was involved.
KARIPBEK KUYUKOV, ARTIST:
- I'm very impressed with what they came up with, the direction, the production of the film. It was very hard to watch. I am proud of my fellow countrymen, those who created this film.