Speech by film director Rashid Nugmanov

14 November 2019

On Thursday, November 14, 2019, we received a guest – Rashid Nugmanov, a famous screenwriter, director, producer and public figure.

The well-known director of the film "Needle" shot by him with Viktor Tsoi told the club members and invited guests about his new project - the historical detective series "BATU".

The series will take place in the territories of Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia, China and... Rome. A large study of the author, which preceded the development of the storyline, the heroes of the film, historical characters, speaks of the time-consuming and painstaking work of Rashid Nugmanov. And also about the passion and unprecedented inspiration that was felt in all his words.

Batu was the beloved grandson of Genghis Khan. In the film, he will investigate the mystery of the death of his father, the eldest son of Genghis Khan. Uncovering a global conspiracy, he creates an empire in alliance with Alexander Nevsky and administers justice over criminals.

According to Rashid Nugmanov, viewers will see the historical thriller in 2021. And next year a documentary will be released, which will be a kind of "introduction" to the topic of interest to many people and historians.

We wish the master of cinematography to achieve everything that he has planned. Find professional partners and actors, create extraordinary costumes so that the historical thriller series turns out to be as the author imagines it.

And then the world will learn more about the "white spots" of the history of the 13th century, which voluntarily or unwittingly continue to influence modernity.

We thank Rashid Nugmanov for a surprisingly interesting presentation.