Borat 2: race, gender and politics
Thank you so much to our team who were present last time during the recording and I appreciate these new strong voices that added more analysis and insight into this topic. 1. Dr. Robert Saunders, Professor of Geopolitics and International Relations, has been named as a boratologist, because of his extensive research on SBC characters from Bruno to Ali G to Borat, the author of "The Many faces of SBC: Politics, Parody, and the Battle over Borat" available on Amazon. 2. Edward Lucas, The Times columnist, Senior Fellow at Center for European Policy Analysis, author of “The Borat films are hilarious — for some", author of many books on politics, espionage and history available on Amazon. 3. Aizada Arystanbek, Gender Researcher, Hungary, Holder of a double-diploma Master of Arts degree in Critical Gender and Women's Studies at Central European University and the University of Oviedo. Author of “Borat profits from Kazakhstan’s name, we don’t” 4. Associate Professor at Bowling Green university, Dr. Megan Rancier, PhD in Ethnomusicology and her research focuses on Kazakhstan and the intersections between musical instruments, traditional and popular music, and national identity narratives. She is the co-author of “Turkic Soundscapes From Shamanic Sounds to Hip-Hop” available on Amazon 5. Wade Channel, Women’s Rights Champion, USA Host: Anar Umurzak is a curious mind who aims to bring awareness and harmony through dialogue, she is an entrepreneur and podcaster at "Let's Talk About It" and "Open School of Business". In her spare time, Anar sings and writes poetry.
November 5, 2020
Borat 2: Comedy or Insults
Dear friends, Kazakh communities in the West are small, however, we are very proud of our heritage, culture, and history. As an ethnic group, we are coming out of a colonial past and building back our nearly erased identity. The very reason why #SachaBaronCohen used our country as a subject in his comedies #Borat and #Borat2 is because our indigenous culture is still an enigma to the Western world. In this discussion Kazakh professionals from different parts of the world will share with you why these films promote violence against our people and especially children. #WeAreNotYourJoke #ҚазақМазақЕмес #QazaqMazaqEmes Host: Anar Umurzak is a curious mind who aimes to bring awareness and harmony through dialogue, she is an entrepreneur and podcaster at "Let's Talk About It" and "Open School of Business". In her spare time, Anar sings and writes poetry. Master of Science in Project Management from the George Washington University Washington DC Speakers: Adilet - is a social media activist, his #cancelBorat movement was supported by thousands of Kazakhs who were desperate to be heard. Student at Malmö University, Master in Leadership and Organization Sweden Tina Bainakova - is a social media activist, one of the first ones to speak up on and spread the #cancelborat hashtag. Netherlands Dimash Niyazov emigrated to the USA as a teenager to unite with his parents after not seeing them for almost 8 years. Dimash is a professional boxer and a New York City police officer. He’s known as the best police officer and for his work out outside of force as a successful athlete, an animal activist, motivational speaker and by being the voice for the voiceless. His police motto is CPR which stands for Courtesy, Professionalism and Respect. New York, NY Ella Kelleher is a current senior at Loyola Marymount University, where she majors in English and specializes in multi-ethnic literature. She volunteers at the Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan in Los Angeles, where she helps young people from her native country, something she is very passionate about. Los Angeles, California. Erden Zikibay, artist and educator passionate about human rights, politics, history, and pop culture (zikibay.com). Master of Fine Arts in New Media Art from the George Mason University Rohit Talwar is a futurist keynote speaker and a strategist with over 20 years of experience business ownership. He is a CEO and a founder of Fast Future Company in publishing and strategy consulting space. He is an author and an editor of many books including "Aftershocks and opportunities: scenarios for a post-pandemic future." Rohit has an MBA from London Business School and BA with Honors in Engineering and Computer Science. England, UK David Valera, businessman and philanthropist, CEO of 4KZ and board member at KDH Foundation. New York, NY Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva is an author of Chief Reinvention Officer Handbook "How to Thrive in Chaos" published in 2020. Called ‘The Reinvention Guru’ (In Ventures magazine) & ‘The Queen of Reinvention’ (TEDx Navasink), Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva is a business owner, educator, speaker & author -- specializing in reinvention. Columbus, OH Aika Alemi, well known fashion designer, Duke University graduate, business woman with 20 years of experience both in Kazakhstan and internationally. Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan Gaukhar Gia Noortas - filmmaker and an entrepreneur with 20+ years of an extensive corporate management experience both in her native Kazakhstan and in the US. Founder and CEO of Hollywood Film Academy®️ (USA) Los Angeles, California
October 23, 2020