Festival of Muslim Cinema in Kazan, Russia

I have been doing research about independent filmmaking in Kyrgyz Republic.  I see mention of Kyrgyz films that were included in a “Festival of Muslim Cinema” in Kazan, in Russia.  I wonder about the films being shown.  I have so many favorite films from Iran and other places, films known to adhere to “Islamic” or “Muslim” values in cinematic art.  I wish that we could more easily see these films in the USA.  Still gathering data about Kyrgyz Republic and Kyrgyz Cinema.


Kazan, Russia.   I note that the city of Kazan is located along the Volga River.   Just the sound of that river’s name–Volga–gives me a case of wanderlust and itchy feet.  I am gripped by sirens of the deepest melodies from Russian master composers like Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and all the rest.  But my main topic is Kyrgyzstan and Bishkek and the American University of Central Asia, not Tatarstan and Kazan.  But one thing does leads to another…

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