In the course of the meeting, the Head of the State highlighted Doskhan Zholzhaksynov’s merits and his role in the development of the Kazakh cinema and theatre.
- You are one of the brightest representatives of the national culture, People's Artist of Kazakhstan, for many years were the head of the theatre for children and youth. Over the years of your work, you have made a great contribution to the development of culture and spiritual modernization of Kazakhstan's society, Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
The President of Kazakhstan stressed the importance of cinematography and its place in modern culture.
- Cinema has already become one of the main ways of expressing national self-awareness and national culture. Therefore, I have invited you to discuss the necessary issues for Kazakh cinema’s further development, the Head of State said.
In turn, Doskhan Zholzhaksynov thanked Nursultan Nazarbayev for his great attention to the Kazakh cinematographic art.
- Thanks to your comprehensive support, the modern film industry has reached a new level of its development. Despite the difficulties, we shot Nomads and showed the whole world the history of our nation. Then there were Jau Jurek Myn Bala, Diamond Sword, as well as my films Birzhan Sal, Kunanbay and many other pictures. With Kunanbay we visited all regions of Kazakhstan. Through the cinema, showing the historical events and the character of the Kazakh people, we tried to communicate to people the basic ideas of spiritual modernization, the People's Artist said.