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  • "Myn Bala" is an effort by Kazakh filmmakers "to give the country its identity," co-producer Anna Katchko says, and shake off the "Borat" image. It tells the tale of 18th-century Kazakh warriors overthrowing the Mongolian overlords. (Kazakhfilm)

    Kazakhstan hopes to rebrand through movies

    If ever a country needed rebranding, it's Kazakhstan. The Central Asian nation's international identity is shaped - unfairly, but inescapably - by the hit satirical film "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America to Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," which lampooned Kazakhstan as hopelessly backward, benighted and bigoted. Kazakh filmmakers hope to shake off that image - and energize their country's movie industry - with a big budget historical epic, "Myn Bala," which opens next month in theaters in the Central Asian nation.


  • Beyond 'Borat': Kazakhstan hopes to rebrand through movies

    If ever a country needed rebranding, it's Kazakhstan. The Central Asian nation's international identity is shaped — unfairly, but inescapably — by the hit satirical film "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America to Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," which lampooned Kazakhstan as hopelessly backward, benighted and bigoted.


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