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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