Abai • 03 February, 2020

Kazakh Cinema Days in Abu Dhabi screened “Abai”

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Kazakhstan Cinema Days took place in Abu Dhabi with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the UAE in cooperation with Shaken Aimanov’s “Kazakhfilm” studio, Kazakh MFA reports. 

The event opened with a screening of the documentary “Abai. Life and Creativity ”and the film “Kunanbai” in honor of the celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the great Kazakh poet and enlightener Abai Kunanbaiuly. The screening of these films contributed to the popularization of Abai’s creative heritage and narrated the fate of his father Kunanbai Oskenbaiuly.

Cultural, diplomatic and media circles, as well as public figures and Kazakhstanis working and studying in the UAE, were invited to this important event, who highly appreciated the priceless poems and philosophical essays of the great son of Kazakh nation. 

Welcoming the guests, the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the UAE Madiyar Menilbekov thanked movie audience for their genuine interest in Kazakhstani cinema and noted that the event will allow many to get acquainted with the history and culture of the Kazakh people, and will also further strengthen Kazakhstani-Emirati cooperation in the cultural and humanitarian sphere.

Also, within the framework of the event “Kazakh Dance”, “Kazakh Khanate. The Golden Throne” and “The Diamond Sword”, “The Way of the Leader. Astana” were screened. The Kazakhstan Cinema Days were concluded with the screening of Jeff Vespa's “Amre”. This is a wonderful film about the Kazakh singer Amre Kashaubaev, who was the first to present the Kazakh songs to the Western audiences by playing “dombra”, while participating in the World Music Competition as part of the EXPO-1925 in Paris. 

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