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Chinese Shorts Showcase: Xinjiang Shorts 华流短片展：新疆短篇集
China. Duman BIRLESKHAN
China｜2021 | Drama｜29 mins | PG
Languages: 哈萨克语, Kazakh
Subtitles: 中英字幕 English & Chinese subtitles
Director: 杜曼·布尔列斯汗 Duman BIRLESKHAN
Premiere Status: 东南亚首映 Southeast Asian Premiere
Darkhan OILANBEK , Dinara MAKEN, Aimar ERBOLAT, Dalekhan KHADIR
Kazakh has an old tradition that every Kazakh boy over the age of five has to be circumcised in autumn. This traditional ceremony has a symbolic meaning that a boy is about to become a man.
This story is about a young Kazakh boy who comes to his grandfather’s house in the grassland of pastoral areas with his family, and goes through the traditional circumcision ceremony. During the process, he becomes fearful after discovering it is a medical surgery.
Although he tries to run away from it, he eventually goes through the ceremony. With the physiological changes, his character and thoughts change and he is on his path to adulthood…
The 6th Ningbo Short Film Festival Best Film Golden Conch Award, Best Director Award