Film screenings

Traditional values and contemporary art do not always get along. Film director Samgar Rakim, winner of several international film festival awards, draws the attention of the audience to conflicting values. His short film describes the confrontation between a father, a traditional Kazakh poet, and his son, a rapper. Can they get along? Are akyn with dombra and modern rap compatible? The film will be followed by a Q

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Apr 04 2022


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


GWU, Room 113
1957 E St NW,, Washington, DC 20052


The Central Asia Program and Abai Center
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About The Abai Center

The Abai Center in Washington, D.C., aims to support Kazakh culture and cultural studies and increase American people’ awareness and interest to the various aspects of the Kazakh culture. It will do so by organizing regular events, media reporting on culture-relevant events and supporting cultural studies of Kazakhstan. It will collaborate with the main Washingtonian institutions promoting culture such as the Smithsonian, to create new synergies in developing awareness of Kazakh culture in the U.S. capital.


  • Central Asia Program
  • Auezov Institute
  • Al-Farabi University
  • CASA Harvard
  • United Alash Fund