Historical Drama of Kazakhstan History Made by Kazakhstani
The ten-part epic will follow the dramatic events that led to the birth of the first Kazakh khanate over 500 years ago, after the Mongolian-ruled Golden Horde empire collapsed.
A bit outside your wheelhouse, and you may have already got wind of it, but this looks like a cool project!
National pride is running particularly high after Russian president Vladimir offended Kazakhs by dismissing their past and claiming that Kazakhstan had no history.
Great to see people telling their own story. They do have a history, and they’re going to present it with beautiful cinematography and high production values!
The article calls it Kazakhstan’s “Game of Thrones”, though I’m thinking more “Marco Polo Without the White Guy”. Having been absorbed in Marco Polo recently, it’d be great to see these stories told without the inherent ‘othering’ of having a western main character!
This looks REALLY cool! Thanks so much for your submission. Here’s the trailer:
As a sidenote, I reaaaallllly wish journalists would stop conflating Game of Thrones and actual history/historical fiction, because it leads to the whole “Things Were Just Like That Back Then” problem. Among others.