During the famine genocide of the 1930s in the Kazakh Autonomous Socialist Soviet Republic, gravedigger Isatai picks up bodies and takes them to a mass…
Yuliya Kim is a Paris-based producer originally from Kazakhstan, born in 1986. She began her career in the film industry in 2011, when she initially worked on promoting Kazakh film projects to various film festivals and markets. After several years of experience in the industry, she transitioned into a producer role. In 2015 she founded East Wind Production to spearhead international co-operations and co-productions with Kazakhstan. She accompanied many internationally acclaimed directors such as Darezhan Omirbayev (Student and Poet) and Yerlan Nurmukhambetov (Walnut Tree and The Horse Thieves. Roads of Time). Yuliya also supports young promising directors, like Aisultan Seit with his debut Qas.
She has participated as a jury member in various film festivals, and has organised retrospectives and screenings of Kazakh films abroad.
In 2023 Yuliya created an international and intellectual space to unite filmmakers from Central Asia through the Post Space Film Camp for fostering collaboration and creative exchange in the region’s film industry.
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