AKHP Public Lecture: East and West: Modern Trends in Cinematography
December 26th 2017, 3:00 pm
The University of Central Asia’s Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) is pleased to announce the seventh lecture of its Public Lecture Series to be 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.
KNU named after Jusup Balasagyn conducts this public lecture series in the framework of the implementation of the Kyrgyz Republic’s President Decree "By Announcing 2017 as the Year of Morals, Education and Culture".
Bolotbek Tolenovich Shamshiev
Kyrgyz Film Director
The lecture will be devoted to a comparative analysis of the current state of cinematography in Central Asia and the West. Today the art of cinema reveals its huge potential in any of its manifestations. New technologies have opened new opportunities for cinema. It is not just about total “computerisation” with computer graphics replacing the usual film, but also about completely new trends such as 5D and interactive cinema, and 3D movies that can be watched at home.
Technical progress has always made its own adjustments to all kinds of art, including cinema. An indisputable milestone of the cinema in the XXI century can be considered the creation of 3D technologies. Today, a whole layer of auteur cinema has appeared on the market of the film industry in Kyrgyzstan. At the same time, new themes have emerged and a “new wave” of filmmakers are conquering international festivals. In this lecture, a review will be made on the development of the cinematographic art of Kyrgyzstan in the late XX and early XXI centuries.
Bolotbek Shamshiev studied at the Russian State Institute of Cinematography named after Gerasimov in Moscow in the studio of Professor Aleksandr Zguridi from 1959 to 1964. During his studies he successfully debuted in cinema as an actor, playing the main role of Kemel in the film Heat by Larisa Shepitko. In 1965, his diploma work on a popular science film Manaschi, was awarded the Grand Prix at the International Film Festival in Oberhausen, Germany. Shamshiev has won recognition and prizes for his work on documentary films, script writing, film production and has also participated in various international film festivals (IFF).
He has received awards for the film White Ship (1977) including the State Premium Laureate of the USSR, the Prize of the Central Committee of the Union of Czechoslovak-Soviet Friendship from the Karlovy Vary IFF, and the Grand Prix Golden Edelweiss at the Man and the Mountains IFF in Trento. In addition, he has received the the Manas Order of the Second and Third degrees (2006 and 1997), the Badge of Honor Order and the Peoples’ Friendship Order. Shamshiev has also won a Special Award for his Contribution to the World Cinema Art in Moscow in 2008 at the Commonwealth of Independent States and Baltic countries New Cinema in the XXI Century IFF.
Kyrgyz National University (KNU) named after Jusup Balasagyn
Main Building, Small Assembly Hall (SAH), Room 241
547 Frunze Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
The lecture will be delivered in Russian.
Candidate of Econ. Sciences, Kyrgyz National University n.a. J. Balasagyn
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