The "Experiment"

For the sake of an educational experiment, a young school director rejected an offer to become a school headmaster in the capital and moved from Astana to work as a director in a rural school to show everyone how, using the example of one school in a village, you can change the education system throughout the country.

  • Khanzat Kenes
    Dametken Apa
  • Konstantin Orlov
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    43 minutes 7 seconds
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    September 2, 2023
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    6,000 USD
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Director Biography - Khanzat Kenes

Khanzat Kenges - director, cameraman. He has experience of working in large projects as a director with UNDP, the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Kazakhstan, UNICEF, Air Astana JSC in 30 different countries of the world.
Directed documentaries such as:
1. Denis Ten. The Greatest Show. (There were screenings in the cinemas)
2. Film series: Kazakhstanis in the Ivy League. (Edited films from Harvard, MIT and Columbia University).
3. Dametken Apa. (Commissioned by "Voice of Central Asia", Washington)

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Director Statement

With our film, we wanted to show how one person, thanks to dedication, love for his work and dream, can take on such huge challenges and go against the system, without breaking it, but improving it from the inside. I was very inspired by our hero, his goals and desire to change the situation in his country step by step, starting with a small school in a distant village. Such people change the world and us, I would like people to see this film and also be inspired and help our world change for the better, each in his own way.