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CAW: (Re)imagining Kazakh Nationhood Through Cinema

Led by Naomi Caffee

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

The Central Asia Workshop is an interdisciplinary discussion group sponsored by the UCLA Program on Central Asia. The goal of the workshop is to encourage graduate student research on Central Asia by creating a space where students and interested faculty can discuss research, theory and ideas with others who have experience or interest in the region. The workshop is a forum for exploring recent research and classical and contemporary theoretical perspectives that inform work in Central Asia. Weekly discussions are led by members on a rotating basis, and topics are determined by group interests.

Meetings will be held on scheduled Tuesdays 12:30-2:00 pm.


1) Eugénie Zvonkine, "Kazakhstan rules the World:" Satybaldy Narymbetov's Mustafa Shokai (2008) and the re-writing of history" KinoKultura: Issue 27 (2010)

2) Michael Rouland, "Satybaldy Narymbetov: Mustafa Shokai (2008)." KinoKultura: Issue 25 (2009)

3) Gulnara Abikeyeva, "The Nomad is Coming." KinoKultura: 2006



Versions with English subtitles were unavailable, but a sense of the visual techniques can still be seen throughout the films.

Mustafa Shokai (2008):

Nomad (2005):

Andrei Rublev (1966):


For more information, please contact Hannah Reiss ( or visit our website at /centralasia

Hannah Reiss

Sponsor(s): Asia Institute, Program on Central Asia

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