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Directed by Aizhan Kassymbek

Cast: Alibek Adiken, Amira Akylbek, Arslan Akuybayev, Madina Akylbekova, Nesibeli Serikbayeva

Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A.

Discover the enchanting tale of love, loss, and redemption in the heart of Madina. Join us on a journey where destinies intertwined amidst the mesmerizing country of Kazakhstan. Experience the magic of Madina’ as it unfolds on the big screen – a story of a single mother’s day-to-day battle of survival as she navigates her two worlds as a sex worker and as the head of her family. The film will captivate your heart and soul.

Content Advisory: Grief, emotional pain, nudity

Writer: Aizhan Kassymbek, Alibek Duisenbiyev
Producer: Aizhan Kassymbek, Abid Aziz Merchant
Executive Producer: Apoorva Bakshi
Director of Photography: Aigul Nurbulatova
Editor: Aidan Serik
Production Designer: Ayana Nurdinova
Composer: Robert Zingashin
Sound Designer: Ilya Gariyev
Music: Robert Zingashin

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