The world of Zhumagul

The world of Zhumagul

Zhumagul Kantaykyzy and Kasen Omirbekuly moved from Xinjiang to Kazakhstan in 2012. For many years, two people in the family where not able to receive citizenship. They live as nomads in an uninhabited land and migrate for four seasons. They spend all their money for the documents to receive a citizenship. Zhumagul is a poet. Her dreams are also simple. One is to receive citizenship, the other is to contact close relatives in Xinjiang by phone. Pure being plunges into the deep abyss of the Kazakh worldview, in which the hopeless life of little people is now forgotten.

Kazakhstan 2021
Documentary
Director: Tilek Yrysbek
Operator: Almas Maksut
Cast: Zhumagul Kantaykyzy,
Kasen Omirbekuly