‘Legend of the Golden Man’ on BBC
A documentary ‘Legend of the Golden Man: Secrets of the Steppes’ was showcased in Europe, U.S.A., Asia-Pacific, Central Asia, Middle East, Latin America and South Africa. The film dedicated to one of the most famous Kazakh archeological discoveries of the 20th century was broadcasted on the BBC World News.
SERGEY STANOVKIN, HEAD, BBC WORLDWIDE REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE OFFICES:
- I think it is an opportunity for Kazakhstan to present the rich history and culture to the world. It is also a kind of an invitation for tourists from all over the world.
Last year, BBC together with Aimanov Kazakhfilm studio presented short promo videos to the worldwide audience about the holy sites of Kazakhstan, including Aisha Bibi Mausoleum and Khoja Ahmed Yasawi Mausoleum. The project received the support of the Kazakh Ministry of Culture and Sports. One of the short films was dedicated to the Golden Man. The short video captured the attention of the editors of the TV channel, who then encouraged them to create a full-length documentary. The film was initiated by the team of BBC World News. The documentary also meets the objectives of the Modernization of Kazakhstan’s Identity program. According to foreign experts, the Kazakhs have managed to preserve the most valuable architectural monuments, which contain rich historical heritage.
PETER HOMMEL, RESEARCHER, CENTER FOR ARCHEOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
- For me it’s fantastic, I think to see this sort of the region of Kazakhstan and Central Asia generally being presented properly in a way that allows people to recognize its really quite extraordinary history. I mean it’s really crucial for the development of our understanding of global history.
Meanwhile, the film continues to be broadcasted while the ‘Golden Man’s Tour’ international project is currently ongoing in different museums worldwide.