One world… We will never have another one

International Festival of Documentary Films on human rights Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan-2013 is taking place in Bishkek. The event is held in Kyrgyzstan for the seventh time. Every year it covers the problems of people in different countries through the short documentaries.

“Bir duino” is translated from Kyrgyz language as “One world”. And the slogan of the event is “One world.. We do not have another one and we will never have it.” These are the words of the Czech writer and human rights activist, Václav Havel, who is also the first President of the Czech Republic.

On September 18 this year, the grand opening of the Festival was held in one of the cinema theaters of Bishkek. Prominent human rights activists, local and foreign filmmakers and documentary makers, the Mayor of Bishkek Isa Omurkulov, and popular Kyrgyz artists visited the ceremony.

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This year, the competition program of the International Film Festival Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan consists of 34 films from 14 countries. Each of them is aimed to cover the acute social problems in different countries of the world. Traditionally, there is discussion with the audience after watching each film.

International Festival of Documentary Films Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan-2013 will run in the capital of Kyrgyzstan until September 24. Program of movies for the next few days is available below. All screenings of documentary films are held in Manas cinema in Bishkek.

September 22, 2013 Sunday  

10:00 – 13:00

  • “Such a citizens” directed by Gennady Bazarov, 20 min
  • “Working guests” will presented by a director Ruben Kazarian, Kazakhstan, 15 min
  • “Saving Face”, USA, 52 min

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 17:45

  • Animation film “The Invisible People”, 30 min, Creative Group 705
  • “Dublin Trap” will be presented by a director Bryan Carter, Belgium, 52 min
  • “The tree workers case” will be presented by a director Daniela Agostini, Germany, 52 min

September 23, 2013 Monday

10:00 – 13:00

  • “Echo”, directed by Suyumkan Sulaimanova, 28 min
  • “Africa Investigates: Zimbabwe Child Exodus” will be presented by a director Stanley Kwenda, Zimbabwe, 25 min
  • “Bishkek -Moscow-Bishkek “, directed by Kubanychbek Isabekov, 11 min

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 17:45

  • “Les Miserables”, directed by Zarylbek uluu Almaz, 15 min
  • “Kyzmatym mekenime” directed by Lira Asylbek, 12 min
  • “Even a Bird Needs a Nest” will be presented by the directors Vincent Trintignant Corneau and Christine Chansou, France, 70 min,
  • “Salma”, UK , 90 min

19:00 – 20:00 House of Cinema “Guests for the Guests”, exchange of impressions

September 24, 2013 Tuesday

18:00 – 21:00

The official closing ceremony will be held at “KOSMOPARK” Entertainment Center

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