Kazakh filmmaker shooting 'Borat' redoux

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November 24, 2010 14:04

 
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In what he described as an attempt to counter the inaccurate portrayal of his country by the film Borat, Kazakh film maker Erkin Rakishev told the BBC on Tuesday that he is making a sequel to the film.

In his rendition, Rakeshev will follow an American journalist through Kazakhstan, refuting inaccurate portrayals of the country along the way, according to the BBC report. Speaking about the original film by British film maker Sasha Baron Cohen, Rakeshev says, "I think it crossed the line. Maybe they just wanted to joke, but they belittled, insulted and mixed us with dirt, they compared us to animals, showed us as barbarians and wild people."

He told the BBC that his goal in making the new film, entitled My Brother, was to give western audiences to "have a better understanding of what Kazakhstan is really like."

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