ResiliArt Debates in Central Asia 2. Cinema Industry: Youth and Working Perspectives during and after COVID-19

24 August 2020

The online debate entitled Young Professionals of the Cinema Industry in Central Asia: Future Perspectives during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic that took place on 19 August 2020 is now available on the YouTube channel of the UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty.

During the debate, the panelists representing different countries of Central Asian were discussing the following questions:

Current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and further perspectives of the cinema industry in Central Asia. Issues and challenges revealed by the lockdowns and isolation;
How the new young professionals of the region can start to work in the cinema industry of our days?
What skills and capacities should be developed by the young professionals of the region in order to be in demand in the new normal during and after the COVID-19 pandemic?

The following experienced professionals in the field of cinema production participated in the discussion:

Saodat Ismailova, independent filmmaker and artist from Uzbekistan. Main film works: (Forty Days of Silence), : (Aral: Fishing in the Invisible Sea), (Enchanted), (Zuhra).
Yelena Lisasina, filmmaker and scriptwriter from Kazakhstan. Main film works: ң ү (For You), . (The Financier. Elimination Game), ә (The Risk), қғ (The Story of One Event).
Suiumkhan Sulaimanova, filmmaker and organizer from Kyrgyzstan. Main film works: My friend My enemy, Sayakbay, The Song of The Tree, The World of Aitmatov.
Shohjamshed Umari, actor, filmmaker and art manager from Tajikistan. Main film works: (The Way of Garden), ShurH2O, 2019 (Apostle 2019).

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