Video compilation of the second part of the epic trilogy, the Semetei epic (2013)


In May 2013, Aigine Cultural Research Center within the framework of its project on Placing the Manas epic into the Contemporary World completed and published video version of the second part of the epic trilogy,Semetei epic. The goal of the project is to compile full video recording and form complete traditional version of the Manas epic narrated by contemporary manaschy (reciters).

The video version consists of 39 key episodes that make up the core of the Semetei epic. The list of the episodes was composed and approved by manaschys themselves. 11 currently active and recognized manaschysparticipated in the video recording and each manaschy recited several episodes of their choosing.

The video compilaiton of the Semetei epic is 26 hours long recording written on two-layered DVD discs. The discs are accompanied by a broschure consisting of each manaschy’s story related to reciting the Semetei epic.

This video compilation was formed at the initiative of the Aigine CRC with financial support of The Christensen Fund and became a continuation of the Manas epic’s video version that has been distributed among schools of the country free of charge. The video version of the Semetei epic has also been distributed among schools.