TITLE: Literary & Performing Arts of Turkmenistan
EVENT DATE: 11/28/2011
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 142 minutes
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In observance of Turkmenistan Culture Day and the 20th anniversary of the nation's independence, the Library hosted a series of events celebrating Turkmenistan, including this symposium on its literary and performing arts. Speakers included H.E. Meret Orazov, ambassador of Turkmenistan to the United States; Atageldy Shamuradov, deputy minister of culture, Turkmenistan; Susan Elliott, deputy assistant secretary for south & central Asian affairs, US State Department; Douglas Uchikura, president, Nebitgaz/Cheveron; Paul Michael Taylor, director, Asian cultural program, Smithsonian Institution; poet Amangozel Shaguliyeva; author Tachmammat Jurdekov; film and theater director Annageldi Garajay; and choreographer Yelena Dormidontova.