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Kazakhstan film boom fights back against Borat image

25 January 2012 Last updated at 19:58 GMT

Five years ago, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen put the spotlight on Kazakhstan for all the wrong reasons with his spoof film Borat.

Now the country is launching its own cinematic fight back.

To mark the twentieth anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union, it has made its most expensive film ever, a national epic called Myn Bala.

Emma Jones reports on the country's new wave of films.