Interview with Darezhan Omirbayev
Contemporary Cinema of Kazakhstan

17 May 2021

Well-known Kazakh filmmaker and screenwriter Darezhan Omirbayev shares his vision of the situation in the cinema and also talks about turning to his own life experience when making films and the main motives behind his work as part of the "Contemporary Cinema of Central Asia" project.

To mark the start of the Central Asian Scriptwriting Lab (CASL), the UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty is publishing a series of four video interviews with prominent cinema professionals, who spoke about the special features of the local film industry, its development, their work and creative successes.

The guest of this interview is Darezhan Omirbayev, a well-known Kazakh filmmaker and screenwriter.

All four interviews were filmed with the support of the Goethe-Institute in Kazakhstan in cooperation with UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty.

The idea for the interview was developed by Saodat Ismailova, a filmmaker and scriptwriter from Uzbekistan.

Production team:
Diana Tursyn Ц director
Meiir Zhakebai Ц cameraman
Daniyar Abayev Ц second cameraman
Elaman Akanbai Ц sound designer

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