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Home Film News Kyrgyzstan at the Crossroads a documentary by Saltanat Berdikeeva that explores causes of the violent power transition in Kyrgyzstan in April 2010
Thursday, 07 April 2011 00:00

«Kyrgyzstan at the Crossroads» a documentary by Saltanat Berdikeeva that explores causes of the violent power transition in Kyrgyzstan in April 2010.
 
Saltanat Berdikeeva, a native of Kyrgyzstan, lives and works in Washington DC, USA. 
With extensive background in public policy research and international security issues, Saltanat seeks to portray critical political and social problems via film. Documentary film courses she took with Docs In Progress, a non-profit organization based in the DC area and dedicated to empowering independent documentary filmmakers, helped Saltanat receive foundational training in filmmaking.
From 2009 to 2010, Saltanat served as a board member of the Docs In Progress. She received a highly-competitive Flaherty to attend the prestigious Flaherty Seminar in 2009, which broadened and deepened her understanding about the role, power and meaning of the moving image.
 
She recently made her film-debut with “Kyrgyzstan at the Crossroads,” a documentary that explores causes of the violent power transition in Kyrgyzstan in April 2010 and prospects for positive change through lenses of local scholars. Screening of this film was well-received by audiences at Georgetown University on 4 April, 2011. Saltanat plans to screen “Kyrgyzstan at the Crossroads” at Columbia University in New York on 16 April, 2011, as well as think tanks based in Washington DC.
 
Saltanat received her Bachelor’s Degree in International and Comparative Politics at the American University in Central Asia and Master's Degree in Security Studies at Georgetown University, Washington DC.