Film

Native Dancer / Baksy

Release date: 2008

Format: Feature film

Genre: Drama

Director: Gulshat Omarova

Writer: Sergey Bodrov, Gulshat Omarova

Producer: Sergey Bodrov, Sergey Selyanov, Anar Kashaganova, Natacha Devillers

Production: Russia, Kazakhstan, Germany

Production Companies: CTB Film Comapny, "KazakhFilm", LES PETITES LUMIERES, "Kinofabrika", "Cinetools Film", Caspian Beverage Holding

Distributor: "Nashe Kino"

Actors: Neisipkul Omarbekova (Aidai), Farkhad Amankulov (Batir), Almat Ayanov (Asan), Tolepbergen Baisakalov (Tokha), Asel Abutova (Gaukhar), Nurlan Alimzhanov (Arman), Toktar Beksenov, Sayat Merekenov

Length: 87 min.

Colour: Colour

Sound: Dolby Digital

Life is short and ever-changing, but there are things that have always been and will always remain firm and unshakable. There are people who exist outside religions, outside societies, outside time. People who know about life much more that other mortals. They are shamans, healers, witch doctors. People of Nature, Spirit, and Force. In Kazakh baksy means “shaman.” The film tells the story of Aidai, an elderly Kazakh baksy, who, as all other Kazakh witch doctors, can heal people, find lost souls, and locate stolen cattle…

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Native Dancer / Baksy

Life is short and ever-changing, but there are things that have always been and will always remain firm and unshakable. There are people who exist outside religions, outside societies, outside time. People who know about life much more that other mortals. They are shamans, healers, witch doctors. People of Nature, Spirit, and Force. In Kazakh baksy means “shaman.” The film tells the story of Aidai, an elderly Kazakh baksy, who, as all other Kazakh witch doctors, can heal people, find lost souls, and locate stolen cattle…

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