In July 1999, Astana was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
“The Momentum video was shot in just two days. In the long run, Berlin film collective Spingun and director Johannes Jelinek had to cover 16 locations in less than 40 hours. The result is a minimalistic, yet diverse glimpse into an unexposed country, defying the widespread image most people have about Kazakhstan.” Torge Hillnhütter, Development Producer, SPINGUN FILMS, first-time impression of Kazakhstan, shared with us.
Contemporary dancer Madina Beisekeyeva explores the surreal landscapes of her futuristic hometown Astana.
Just a few months after the Momentum video, Astana was renamed again. From March 2019 the city name is Nur-Sultan. The capital new name is in honor of Kazakhstan departed president Nursultan Nazarbayev. “Nur-Sultan smart city” is a state planed developing project for the automatization of various sectors, like hospitals, schools, street lighting, and ticket booking.
Beside advanced technology integration, and modern architecture, Nur-Sultan is appreciated as a host for high-profile diplomatic talks and summits on key global issues. All-in-all a very engrossing destination, and even the fact that you can fall asleep in Nur-Sultan and wake up in something else, makes the city yet more charming for adventurers.
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