Guka Omarova

BAKSY – NATIVE DANCER

Aidai is a baksy – a natural healer – who with her shamanic powers makes the lame walk and gives infertile couples children. Her clinic, set in the middle of the Kazakh steppe, is regularly frequented by the sick and worried from all over the country. When a gas station and motel are supposed to be built at that very place, Aidai disappears mysteriously. In a world that is driven by technical progress and seems to be forgetting the old tradition of the Kazakh people, Aidai fights with her dances to conserve the faith in the supernatural in her fellow people. read more