A Jewel Form of Storytelling:
Reimagining Central Asian Cinema
Keywords:Indigenous storytelling, Soviet Cinema, Persian literature;, Tajik language, Central Asia, Decolonisation, Post-Soviet history
Over the seventy-year history of Soviet rule, Tajik and Central Asian storytelling was moulded by a state-regulated national policy, serving the interests of Moscow. Through some personal observations, this essay discusses the challenges a Central Asian artist faces finding an original voice within a global film industry.
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