Nomad vs. Borat: Showdown in Theaters Near You Jan. 26
Nomad, an epic movie about the struggle of Kazakhs for their survivalas a nation opens in theaters in the United States on January 26. Nomad, Kazakhstan's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film forthe 79th Academy Awards is set in 18th Century Kazakhstan, a vast, pitiless region of austere and terrible beauty. It tells the story of a boy who is destined to one day unite the three warring tribes of the country who have survived and fought for centuries, against invaders, against their formidable enemies and amongst themselves. The plot is loosely based on the life story of the legendary ruler of the Kazakhs, Abylai Khan, who is believed to the founder of Kazakh statehood.
The idea for such a major movie is said to come from Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Said Director Sergei Bodrov, "The viewers will have another chance to learn about the history andculture of Kazakhstan and, to be honest, they will find it a lot different than in Borat."
Long live the Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.