Our aim is to present, by means of documentary film and an exhibition, an "insider’s view" of the ancient Sufi dervish tradition in Central Asia.

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December 2011 • Online Film Festival

"The Last Dervish of Kazakhstan" is currently part of Spiritual Enlightenment , an online film festival organized by Culture Unplugged.

23-26 June 2011 •UCL • London

"The Last Dervish of Kazakhstan" has been selected for the Festival of Ethnographic Film of the Royal Anthropological Institute in London, UK.

The screening will take place on Friday 24 June at the UCL. See the festival programme here.

Festival Award for The Last Dervish

"The Last Dervish of Kazakhstan" was awarded a Special Mention in the category of Intangible Cultural Heritage at 19th Festival of Ethnological Film in Belgrade on 14-18 October 2010.

11-17 November 2010 •Cultural Centre "Podnebesnaya" • St Petersburg

"The Last Dervish of Kazakhstan" exhibition will be displayed on 11-17 November at Cultural Centre "Podnebesnaya" in St Petersburg, Russia.
Address: Utochkina street 7 (Metro Komendansky Prospekt).

Above: Bifatima in Moskovsky Victory Park (Saint Petersburg) at the site where the ashes of hundreds of thousands of victims of the Leningrad siege were dumped during World War II.

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November 2010 •ART BURO Vlado Roglev • Kiev

"The Last Dervish of Kazakhstan" exhibition will be displayed on
18 November - 2 December at ART BURO Vlado Roglev in Kiev, Ukraine.
Address: Sofiyskaya 25/6.

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May 2010 • Elena Vrublevskaya Gallery • Moscow

"The Last Dervish of Kazakhstan" exhibition (photos and video) took place
14 May - 1 June at Elena Vrublevskaya Gallery in Moscow
The vernissage took place on 13 May in the presence of the dervish Bifatima.

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Read what Russia Today (Spanish) wrote about the Moscow exhibition here

Exhibition Video "The Last Dervish of Kazakhstan" Now Online

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Kumalaki Film Project • Trailer

As part of the Kazakhdervish project we currently have in development a documentary film on an ancient Central Asian divination method know as kumalaki.
Below is a trailer announcing the project.

Video of Bifatima's dance at the opening of the exhibition in Almaty:

The cover of Discovery Travel Magazine:


For more information, please contact us at contact@kazakhdervish.com.