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Kazakh Documentary Films of Soviet Time

PN1993.5 .K3 K39 2008 DVD
160 minutes ; 9 films
The Mystery of Open Palm (Kazakhfilm, 1968, 10 min.) / dir. Oraz Abishev.
Touching the Eternity (Kazakhfilm, 1966, 10 min.) / dir. Ararat Mashanov.
Kamshat (Kazakhfilm, 1975, 10 min.) / dir. Asya Suleyeva.
Photo is Necessary (Kazakhfilm, 1975, 10 min.) / dir. Yury Piskunov.
Interval (Kazakhfilm, 1982, 20 min.) / dir. Sergey Azimov.
City and Smog (Kazakhfilm, 1984, 18 min.) / dir. Vladimir Tatenko.
Scenes at the Fountain (Kazakhfilm, 1986, 30 min.) / dir. Igor Gonopolsky.
I will Advocate Myself (Kazakhfilm, 1987, 28 min.) / dir. Vladimir Tyulkin.
Kumshagal Story (Kazakhfilm, 1987, 20 min.) / dir. Igor Vovnyanko.

Kazakh Documentary Films of Independance

PN1993.5 .K3 K393 2008 DVD
130 minutes ; 5 films
Nevada-Kazakhstan (Kazakhfilm, 1990, 10 min.) /dir. Sergey Shafir.
Zhana-Arka (Kazakhfilm, 1991, 10 min.) /dir. Ersain Abdrakhmanov.
Chronicle of Undeclared Demonstration (Kazakhfilm, 1991, 70 min.) /dir. Asya Baygozhina, Naana Chankova.
Kazakh Pre-Muslim Ceremonies and Religious Faiths (Kazakhfilm, 1993, 20 min.) /dir. Bakhyt Gafu.
Happiness (Kazakhfilm, 1995, 22 min.) /dir. Sergey Dvortsevoy.

Kyrgyz Documentary Films of Soviet Time

PN1993.5 .K98 K97 2008 DVD
130 minutes ; 8 films
Monaschi (Kyrgyzfilm, 1965, 10 min.) / dir. Bolotbek Shamshiev
There are Horses (Kyrgyzfilm, 1965, 20 min.) / dir. Tolomush Okeyev
Cape of the Bay Runner (Kyrgyzfilm, 1966, 20 min.) / dir. Izya Gershtein
I serve to the Soviet Union (Kyrgyzfilm, 1966, 20 min.) / dir. Melis Ubukeyev
Castles on the Sand (Kyrgyzfilm, 1967, 20 min.) / dir. Yakov Bronshtein
Boom (Kyrgyzfilm, 1969, 10 min.) / dir. Tolomush Okeyev
The Poet (Kyrgyzfilm, 1972, 10 min.) / dir. Bekesh Abdyldayev
Cosmonaut's Nomad Encampment (Kyrgyzfilm, 1982, 20 min.) / dir. Shamil Dzhaparov.

Kyrgyz Documentary Films of Independance

PN1993.5 .K98 K974 2008 DVD
120 minutes ; 9 films
The Dog Was Running (Kyrgyzfilm, 1990, 17 min.) / dir. Aktan Abdykalykov, Erkin Ryspayev.
High Shore (Kyrgyztelefilm, 1991, 18 min.) / dir. Asan Aitikeyev.
The Devil's Bridge (Kyrgyzfilm, 1997, 10 min.) / dir. Temir Birnazarov.
Nomad Encampment (Gosteleradiocorporation, 1998, 20 min.) / dir. Tynay Ibragimov.
Algambra (Telecompany TVK, 2001, 10 min.) / dir. Ernest Abdyzhaparov.
Asyl (Manas, 2004, 13 min.) / dir. Ludmila Grebenshikova, Anara Birismanova.
Crash Down From the Seventh Floor (Deleks 2006, 15 min.) / dir. Dalmira Telepbergenova.
Neighbors (Kyrgyztelefilm, 2007, 12 min.) / dir. Tynay Ibragimov.
I Want to Live (Manas, 2007, 7 min.) / dir. Nargiza Mamatkulova.

Tajik Documentary Films of Soviet Time

PN1993.5 .T3 T35 2008 DVD
125 minutes ; 10 films
The Arrival of Train to Dushanbe (Agitfilm, 1929, 2 min.)
Lullaby (Tajikfilm, 1966, 10 min.) / dir. Davlat Khudonazarov
12 km of Road (Tajikfilm, 1973, 10 min.) / dir. Bako Sadykov
Cereals (Tajikfilm, 1982, 20 min.) / dir. Mayram Yusupova
Adonis XIV (Tajikfilm, 1985, 10 min.) / dir. Bako Sadykov
Zhakon (Tajikfilm, 1986, 20 min.) / dir. Safarbek Soliev
Typhoon Tamara (Tajikfilm, 1986, 10 min.) / dir. Pulat Akhamatov
Tobacco (Tajikfilm, 1988, 10 min.) / dir. Safarbek Soliev
Face (Tajikfilm, 1989, 16 min.) / dir. Mayram Yusupova
Cup of Time (Tajikfilm, 1990, 16 min.) / dir. Gulyandom Muhabbatova, Daler Rakhmatov.

Tajik Documentary Films of Independence

PN1993.5 .T3 T355 2008 DVD
110 minutes ; 5 films
Ancestry's Country (Tajikfilm, 1993, 20 mi.) / dir. Orzu Sharipov
Posira (Tajikfilm, 1999, 7 mi.) / dir. Nosir Rakhmonov, Safar Hakdodov
Business Trip (August Studio, 1998, 40 mi.) / dir. Mayram Yuspova
11.000 km from New York (Eurasia Telecinema Enterprises, 2004, 20 mi.) / dir. Orzu Sharipov
New Penelope (Kinoservice, 2006, 26 mi.) / dir. Georgy Dzalaeyv.

Turkmen Documentary Films of Soviet Time and Independence

PN1993.5 .T93 T974 2008 DVD
70 minutes ; 10 films
The Story of One Run (Turmenfilm, 1986, 16 min.) / dir. Murad Alieyv
Aura (Turmenfilm, 1987, 10 min.) / dir. Murad Alieyv

8 Films of Velmurad Ovezov:
The Song; Watermelons; Weaving; Jewellery; Carpet; Akhaltekin Horses
The Patriarch; New Ashgabat.

Uzbek Documentary Films of Soviet Time

PN1993.5 .U9 U93 2008 DVD
110 minutes ; 6 films
Khudaibergen Devonov (Uzbekfilm, 1970, 10 min.) / dir. S. Davlatov
Teacher (Uzbekfilm, 1962, 10 min.) / dir. N. Ataullaeyva
The feat of Tashkent (Uzbekfilm, 1975, 18 min.) / dir. Ali Khamrayev
Yashmak (Uzbekfilm, 1977, 6 min.) / dir. Malik Kayumov
Aralkum (Uzbekfilm, 1987, 40 min.) / dir. B. Muzofarov
Men. Men! Men? (Uzbekfilm, 1987, 20 min.) / dir. D. Salimov.

Uzbek Documentary Films of Independence

PN1993.5 .U9 U934 2008 DVD
110 minutes ; 5 films
Black ashes (Uzbekkino, 1997, 15 min.) / dir. Shuhrat Mahmutov
Creation (Uzbekkino, 2001, 20 min.) / dir. R. Ibrohimov
The wall (Uzbekkino, 2003, 25 min.) / dir. Turaniyaz Kalimbetov
Akhmad Yassayu (Uzbekkino, 2004, 17 min.) / dir. Dzhahongir Kasymov
The first step (Uzbekkino, 2006, 26 min.) / dir. Shuhrat Mahmutov.

Also of interest

Povelitel' mukh = Lord of the Flies.

PN1997 .P684 2006 DVD SMC
50 minutes; released 1990.
The film “The Lord of the Flies” has been viewed not only as the ethnic documentary film but also the feature film - the artistic background of which reflects the downfall of Soviet Union. Directed by Vladimir Tyulkin.
Dialogue in Russian and Turkmen; optional English subtitles.