The documentary “Equus: The Story of a Horse” was shown in Geneva

GENEVA, May 6, 2019 - In the Kazakh Room of the United Nations Office at Geneva, with the support of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the documentary "Equus: A Story of a Horse" was shown.

The film was presented by the participants of the international rally “The Great Steppe Project", headed by co-producer of the documentary Nurbol Baimukhanov. This project started from Turkestan city for 26 countries in Europe as a part of implementation of the National program “Rukhani Zhangyru" and the tasks set out in the program article of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbasy N. Nazarbayev “Seven Sides of the Great Steppe". The main function of the rally is the popularization of an ancient history of the Great Steppe, the culture and traditions of the Kazakh people, the promotion of tourist and investment potential of our country.

The documentary is the result of collaboration between producers of Canada and Kazakhstan. Canadian director, anthropologist Niobe Thompson, Kazakhstan co-producer, and researcher N. Baimukhanov made the film.

The documentary shows the details of archaeological excavations in the “Botai" village in northern Kazakhstan, which proves that man, domesticated a horse in the Kazakh steppes. Film describes the important historical contribution of our ancestors to humankind, the beginning of a new ethnogenesis and linguistic groups.

The picture made a good impression and generated great interest from the audience. The film was attended by representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Geneva, UNOG staff members and other international organizations, and Kazakh citizens living in Switzerland.

Created at : 6.05.2019, 19:25, Updated at : 6.05.2019, 19:25