is the story of a teenage illegal migrant girl Ademoka who lives in Kazakhstan and is forced to be a beggar to survive. But at the same time she’s bright and talented and dreams of studying all the time. Her illegal status and absence of citizenship is a serious obstacle for that. At some point Ademoka gets a chance to receive an education and help comes from a unexpected side. The one least believable to be supportive, an alcoholic loser Ahab, stretches out a helping hand… Ademoka’s education is a surprising comedy, punctuated with burlesque scenes and poetry. It is an ode to freedom, to human assistance, as well as to access to education as a social lift for a marginalized and abused population, the people of the Gypsies, through institutions derided.

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