The Fate of Traditions in the Modern World
29 March 2017, 15:00
The University of Central Asia’s Aga Khan Humanities Project (UCA AKHP) is pleased to announce the second lecture of its public lecture series held in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic organised in partnership with the Kyrgyz National University (KNU). This series is designed specifically as professional development for KNU faculty and is open to university scholars, researchers and students. It promotes inter-disciplinary discourse between intellectuals, academics and students in the disciplines of humanities and the sciences.
Member, Union of Cinematographers, Kyrgyz Republic
The lecture will address conceptual blocks including the need for a different language of description and different methodology with traditions, tradition as a concept, tradition in history, tradition in the 20th Century and the eschatological scenario. As the author is not an academic, the lecture will have an informal character similar to the Soviet style intellectual conversation.
Emil Dzhumabaev is an award-winning film director, screenwriter, publicist, TV presenter and member of the Union of Cinematographers of the Kyrgyz Republic. He was born in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic where he studied at the Kyrgyz State Institute of Arts from 1993 to 1997. Dzhumabaev has had an illustrious career working in several acclaimed roles in television and filmography. His work in television includes as a freelance correspondent for Ala-Too TV news show (1995), author and director of the NBT Patrol and Bishkek Worlds television show (1997-98) and most recently as co-host and host of Occam’s Razor broadcast on Bishkek’s Channel Five from 2014 to 2017.
Dzhumabaev has also written, directed and produced several documentaries. In 1998, he produced The End of The Century and in 2003 portrayed the life of Artist Dzhambul Dzhumabaev. In 2004, he directed the Songs of the Sunset, Leninism in 2012 and After Aitmatov in 2013. From 2004 to 2011, Dzhumabaev co-authored the TV series, Legal Advice in 2004, a short film, Beshik in 2008 and co-authored The End of the World in 2011.
For his broad contributions to film and cinema in the Kyrgyz Republic, Dzhumabaev has received several prizes and awards. These include the Small Silver Stirrup Award of Kyrgyzstan (1998), Best Television Film Award at the Azerbaijan International Audiovisual Festival (2005) and the Grand Prix of the Bir Duino (One World) International Festival of Human Rights in Kyrgyzstan (2010). He also won the Second Grand Prix of the Central Asian Festival of Independent Films in Uzbekistan (2012) and has published two popular books, Homecoming (2006) and Way to the East (2013).
Kyrgyz National University (KNU) named after Jusup Balasagyn
Academic Building No 1, Assembly Hall
547 Frunze Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
The lecture will be delivered in Russian.
Associate Professor E.D. Lailieva
Provost for Research
Kyrgyz State National University
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* The views presented in this lecture reflect the personal views of the lecturer and do not necessarily reflect the ideas of the University of Central Asia and its employees.