Studying legacy of Al-Farabi
Turkey hosted an international symposium "The Society and The Man", where participants discussed prominent representative of medieval philosophy, Al-Farabi’s life and work. Scientists from Kazakhstan, Iran and Iraq took part in the symposium. Director of the Al-Farabi Center of the Kazakh National University Zhakypbek Altayev presented a report about the impact of great philosopher’s works on the Islamic world and Europe. Moreover, Iraqi experts highlighted the need to popularize the works of historical figures who contributed to development of world civilization. Last year at the Istanbul University opened the Al-Farabi research center. Now the young specialists of the university are engaged in the analytical work in science, philosophy and sociology.
ZHAKYPBEK ALTAYEV, DIRECTOR, AL-FARABI CENTER:
- Al-Farabi is a great personality for all Turkic peoples as well as the national code of spiritual revival, which the head of state says about, has been preserved in the works of the great scientists like Al-Farabi.
Almaty hosted a presentation of the film "Al-Farabi, The Second Teacher" at the Kazakh show of the Turkish World 2nd International Documentary Film Festival where the importance of heritage of the great scientist and enlightener was discussed. A group of students and professors of the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University made the movie.
DAUREN DYUSIBAYEV, DIRECTOR, IMAGE POLICY DEPARTMENT, AL-FARABI KAZAKH NATIONAL UNIVERSITY:
- The film presents his works, including "The virtuous city". The university is implementing a scientific and innovative project, Al-Farabi – Smart City, based on this work, which unites the spiritual, moral as well as scientific and technological component. The purpose of this project is the formation of a new virtuous citizen of our country and a citizen of the world.
MENDERES DEMIR, PRESIDENT, JOURNALISTS FEDERATION OF TURKIC WORLD:
- This year the festival attracted a large number of professional documentaries and amateurs, and increased great interest of the audience. At the opening in Turkey, professionals evaluated the work according to several categories and those who only try themselves in non-feature films.
Leading universities of six countries are hosting the Turkish World 2nd International Documentary Film Festival which targets the youth. Author's paintings are devoted to relevant socially and culturally significant topics. The Kazakh show presented the audience the films from Turkey, Turkmenistan, Bashkortostan and Tatarstan.