August 4, 2015 Presentation of documentary “550th anniversary of the Kazakh khanate”, devoted to the Kazakh khanate establishment in 1465, was held in Washington, D.C.
The presentation took place in George Washington University, the welcome speech was held by Kairat Umarov who is an Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United States of America; Professor Marlen Laruel who is a Head of the Central Asian Program of George Washington University and Andrey Khazbulatov who is a General Director of Kazakh Research Institute of Culture of Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The documentary is created on basis of Nursultan Nazarbayev’s book “In the stream of history”. Bakhyt Kairbekov is a film director and Andrey Khazbulatov is an executive producer of the documentary.
The film “550th anniversary of the Kazakh khanate” is devoted to the history of Kazakh khanate formation. It tells about the Great Silk way, joined the Eastern Asia with Mediterranean in ancient times and Middle Ages; about Mongolian conquests and geopolitical world repartition, chronicle of the Kazakh tribes conquest, the struggle for the heritage of Genghis Khan, and the formation of the first independent Kazakh khanate in 1465. New aspects of Zhanibek and Kerey khans and their sons Kasym and Burunduk’s ruling are highlighted there.
The presentation of two series was in English. Public authorities, independent experts, scientists and representatives of Kazakh expat took part in the action.
Marlen Laruel, is a professor of George Washington University:
“I am impressed of the documentary’s quality and history of Kazakhstan, which is shown in this film. It is a bright result of a realized program “Cultural heritage”, and this program introduces a large number of historical facts.”
Rafis Abazov, is a professor of Columbian University:
“This film shows three important moments. The first one is a role of Kazakh descendants and proto-Kazakh state in the international stage and their contribution to historical development in that epoch. The second moment is a role of Kipchaks and other tribes lived in Eurasia, including the trading relations, cultural exchange and diplomatic contacts on the Silk way. In addition, the third one is a demonstration of deep historical ties between East and West, Asia and Europe, and nomads and farmers on the threshold of great geographical discoveries and global geo-economic transformation of the world.”
Andrey Khazbulatov, is an executive producer of the project:
“This film shows Kazakhstan’s role in the world history. The base of scenario is the RK President’s book, in which he highlights: “The different cultures arose on the territory of modern Kazakhstan and they affected many nations in the world”. I appreciate Ministry of culture and sport of RK and personally the Minister Arystanbek Mukhamediuly for maintaining of this project. I hope that the cultural cooperation will strengthen between Kazakhstan and the USA thank for this film.”
Paul Taylor, is a Director of program of Asian culture history, Smithsonian institute:
“I am honored to be on the first presentation of this film aboard. I congratulate everyone with the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh khanate.
As a person working all lifelong in Smithsonian institute with museum archive materials, I sincerely congratulate all of the organizers of the successful film presentation.”