The documentary “The East: Land, Water, Air” is now available on YouTube

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The documentary “The East: Land, Water, Air” is now available on YouTube

March 14, 2024


The short documentary, “The East: Land, Water, Air,” addresses current, topical environmental questions and problems in East Kazakhstan. 

The picture’s authors, the Adamdar/CA team, traveled around to different areas of the East Kazakhstan region. We met with experts, activists, and locals to investigate key questions concerning the state of water and air in the region.

The film was shot as part of a joint project with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Kazakhstan and the OSCE Programme Office in Astana. 

Previously, offline screenings of the film took place in Almaty, Oskemen, and Astana. Now, the film is available online on the Adamdar/CA YouTube channel. 

* The film’s characters speak in Kazakh and Russian—a version with English subtitles is available.

Producer: Malika Autalipova
Screenwriter, Director: Timur Nusimbekov
Director of Photography: Daniyar Armakayev
Operators: Malika Autalipova, Timur Nusimbekov
Editor: Daniyar Armakayev
Composer: Konstantin Kokhan
Sound Editor: Konstantin Kokhan
Translators: Kamshat Abilkyzy (Qazaq), Valentina Michelotti (English)
Song: “Sanamaq” by me and my invisible orchestra

Published: March 14, 2024