Link to the original source of the article in Russian: http://astanatv.kz/news/show/id/30179.html
To be or not to be? In the capital – Astana, Kazakhstan the film was shown, the title is of Shakespeare’s eternal question. It is no coincidence. For the first time in Kazakhstan, the film starring a person who is first group disabled and diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
Takhir Umarov moves in a wheelchair, has difficulty pronouncing words. But that did not stop the talented guy to dream of becoming an actor. This dream was supported by the Association of Parents of Children with Disabilities and production studio “New World” Ltd. Social drama tells the story of special people, their experiences, challenges and dreams. Zhanar Barlybaeva attended the premiere.
“To be or not to be?”, this question repeatedly confronts the male lead. After all, every moment of life, every movement and every word, even for special people – a titanic work and daily overcoming of oneself. But they find the strength to answer all circumstances.
Takhir Umarov – first group disabled moves in a wheelchair. Despite the diagnosis of cerebral palsy, the guy wants to become an actor. Engaged in a drama school of the rehabilitation center, his story became the basis for the script. And the main role was approved to be his, without a doubt.
Aziz Zairov, film director and scriptwriter:
“When he began to read Hamlet’s soliloquy, I have seen that he will play a major role. We believe that in the first place should be the spiritual values, then the material. These people, in fact, they are the messengers of heaven. This is my personal opinion. They came here into this world to make us better, cleaner.”
Takhir Umarov, the leading man:
“Someone became a lawyer, someone became an actor. It does not matter in a wheelchair or not.”
The film portrays other disciples of the “APDC” rehabilitation center. Shooting, instead of the planned 5 days, stretched out for almost a month. But guys are used to overcoming difficulties.
Kanagat Taskaraev, actor:
“I really liked the movie-creation process. Filmed in winter, it was very cold, but despite this, it was very interesting. I want to continue and achieve great success.”
Premiere of social drama “To be or not to be” first took place in Almaty. Now it presented to the metropolitan audience. The authors hope that they can find the money to release the film in other cities of Kazakhstan and potentially other countries.. Overall, this unique film with unique actors make the world a better and cleaner place for all of us.
(c) Zhanar Barlybayeva, date: 28 November, 2014