Ad Astra

Ad Astra

film-roll Kyrgyzstan / Color / 15' / 2019

A dedicated teacher and an ordinary wife and grandmother Atyrkul combines householding and teaching in harsh conditions. 45 minutes of walk to school in -30°C, 2 feet high snow, and lack of a bridge to cross a river are not a reason to miss school for the inhabitants of the sequestered mountain village Chatkal in Kyrgyzstan.

2 Dec - 18:00 / Cine Cinema
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Aisha Sultanbekova

She is a graduate from American University of Central Asia in Journalism and Mass Communications Department, who by serendipity ended up directing a short film. "Ad Astra" is Aisha's first endeavor in film making that she attempted in accordance with her thesis work requirements in order to graduate. She was born in a remote area of Kyrgyzstan in 1996 and faced most of the challenges that her film displays.

Director
Aisha Sultanbekova
Screenplay
Aisha Sultanbekova
Cinematography
Karash Zhanyshov
Editing
Aisha Sultanbekova
Music
Tilek Kadyrov
Sound Design
Tilek Kadyrov
Film Cast
Aturgul Kutmanova
Producer
Marat Mamyt Uulu
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