Elnura Osmonalieva, AUCA alumna, is a director and script-writer of “Almaz” movie, which was the first full-length documentary filmed in Kyrgyzstan in the past fifteen years.
«Almaz» is a story about one boy from Dordoy market. His parents moved from Naryn region to capital years ago. But life in the city is very difficult. Almaz has to work to help his family and he doesn’t have any time to learn. In a few time he gets learning and finds oneself at Holland. Almaz's life is changing, he wins a victory over poverty and hopeless.
This film has taken part in some international film festivals and got few prizes and diplomas.
“Bishkek, I love you” movie’s creators are a team of six people; three of them are AUCA alums – Stepan Golovash, Chingiz Torobekov, and Ruslan Akun. Their duties included working on the script, directing, filming and editing, producing and casting.
The film consists of ten stories, unrelated in meaning. Each story has its beginning - the first meeting, an interesting case, a common past. And every story – is a little life, which is not like one another.
The filmmakers say that they decided to show each story for every resident of Bishkek, who can find themselves in at least one of the stories in their hometown.