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CIRAS Eurasian Seminar: Uzbek Film Screening with Mini-Lectures

CIRAS Eurasian Seminar: Uzbek Film Screening with Mini-Lectures
(Old silent movies from Uzbekistan with English subtitles)

“The Minaret of Death” (Минарет смерти)(1925)
“The Leper” (Прокажённая)(1928)
“Lectures about the Cinema” (Кинолекторий) (2018)

Date and Time: Dec. 10, 15:00-17:30
Venue: Room 332 (Middle-sized Meeting Room), 3rd floor, Inamori Memorial Building, Kyoto University

15:00-15:30 Mini-lectures by Nigora Karimova and Eldjon Abbasov (In Russian, with translation)
15:30-17:00 Film screening
17:00-17:30 Q&A

About the Lecturers:
Dr. Nigora KARIMOVA is a film critic, the head of the Department of Cinema and Television, Institute of Fine Arts Studies, Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. She received her doctor’s degree (Doctor of Sciences) from the Academy of Sciences on the subject of formation and development of the play cinema in Uzbekistan, and on the basis of the dissertation she published Cinematography of Uzbekistan (in Russian) (Tashkent, 2018). She is an author of many articles, media projects, scientific monographs on the history of cinematography in Uzbekistan. She is a member of Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique (FIPRESCI)
Mr. Eldjon Abbasov is an independent film director, filmmaker and producer. He graduated from the National Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow. Since 2005 he has worked as an independent cinematographer and film director, focusing on documentary films related with ethnographic, ecological and historical subjects. He produced a documentary “Lectures about the Cinema” based on the earliest films of Uzbekistan and now he is working on a new documentary “Evil.”

*This event is organized in collaboration with CIRAS joint usage/research project “Muslim Communities and Family Norms in Central Eurasia: A Comparison with the Middle East.”

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