Interview with Aziz Zhambakiev
Contemporary Cinema of Kazakhstan

28 April 2021

Kazakh cameraman Aziz Zhambakiev talks about his path and ideals in cinema, as well as the specific features of the film industry in the region 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 Aziz Zhambakiev, a Kazakh cameraman and winner of the Silver Bear for the Best Camera Work at the Berlin International Film Festival.

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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