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09-10-09, 17:53
Tovendiki ozbekistan hekkidiki bir gollandiye orginasationning teklipnamisi. Engilisqe, gollandiyeqe bilidigan ve Uzbekistanning kishilik hokukiga ve social contact dairisini kengeyish pursitige erishmekqi bolganlarga teklipname.
Bolupmu Englisqe bilidiganlar very welcome. Please do not hesitate to come over and join the event. Who knows you might be able to meet a lot of people who are interested in Uyghurs as well.
Organisator:
UzbekistanDARDS - The forgotten dictatorship
Soort:
Bijeenkomst - Informatiebijeenkomst
Netwerk:
Alle
Datum:
zaterdag 7 november 2009
Tijd:
11:00 - 22:00
Locatie:
Compagnie Theater
Straat:
Kloveniersburgwal 55
Plaats:
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Uzbekistandards
The forgotten dictatorship

Uzbekistan is a country of double standards. Lying between the Caucasus and China, its impressive landscape, its beautiful historical sites and rich cultural traditions - formed during periods of Turko-Persian, Islamic, Mongolian and Russian dominance - go hand in hand with the present-day authoritarian regime of President Karimov. During his twenty year rule, child labour, torture, disappearances and media censorship have flourished. Beyond attention to the country for strategical interests such as large gas reserves, military bases and the access it provides to Afghanistan, Uzbekistan is largely ignored by the rest of the world.

Did you for instance know that cotton from Uzbekistan is some of the best there is? Did you know that young children are employed to pick the cotton for the t-shirt you may be wearing?

On Saturday 7 November we want to offer you a window on Uzbekistan. Writers, poets and journalists will light your way with their inspiration and real life stories. Round table discussions and lively talk shows with Dutch politicians and experts will provide an opportunity to ask questions and get answers on this forgotten dictatorship. Films and documentaries will be shown non-stop and there will be photos, music and a collection of books.

Join us for this ONE DAY EVENT!

When: Saturday 7 November 2009
Time: from morning till evening
Compagnietheatre, Amsterdam. – Admission Free
Full programme at www.pressnow.nl
Organisers: Press Now, Amnesty International, Alfred Mozer Stichting (AMS)

PS: Volunteers to help us on the day are welcome!

PROGRAM:

Big Room
11.00 – 13.00 Uzbek intellectuals talk show
- Hamid Ismailov: Uzbek writer, poet and journalist (confirmed) http://www.hamidismailov.com/
- Fakhriddin Nizamov, Poet (confirmed)
- Alexander Jumaev, historian and literary critics (to be confirmed)
- Laura Adams, professor/researcher on art culture and satire in Uzbekistan (Harvard University, USA) (confirmed)
- Yusup Razikov, film director (to be confirmed)
Panel moderator: Elisabetta Plebani, Central Asia Programme at Press Now, former China and greater Asia correspondent, freelance journalist

13.00 – 14.00 Presentation of Media Content Analysis. Uzbekistan in the Dutch media.
Presentation of the analysis: Annemarie Kars, media analyst. Currently working at "Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst”.

14.00 – 17.00 Talk show on Dutch and EU policy on Uzbekistan and the region, role of the media
Jan Marinus Wiersma; former Member of European Parliament for the Dutch Labour Party http://www.europa-nu.nl/9353000/1/j9vvh6nf08temv0/vg09llzkpgtr

André Gerrits; Jean Monnet Professor of European Studies at the University of Amsterdam, and Member Expert of the Working Group EU-Central Asia Monitoring. http://home.medewerker.uva.nl/a.w.m.gerrits/

Mehdi Amineh; professor at UvA, Expert on security, energy and Islam dimension; affiliated to Clingedeal Institute, from Iranian/Russian origin
http://home.medewerker.uva.nl/m.p.amineh/

Russia correspondent (to be confirmed)

Panel moderator: Kirsten Meijer, project manager at AMS

17.00 – 18.00 Live skype connection with Uzbekistan and Diaspora.

19.00 – 21.00 Child Cotton Campaign.
Gerard Oonk, coordinator “Stop Child Labour” campaign at Hivos
Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) http://www.ejfoundation.org/ (to be confirmed who)
Thijs Berman van de PvdA. Europarlementariër, Vice-voorzitter van de Commissie Ontwikkelingssamenwerking (invited)
C&A spokesperson (invited)
Floortje Dessing (invited)
Foreign Affairs Ministry (to be confirmed who)bcelebrity (to be confirmed)

21.00-22.00 Conclusion and end of the event


Small Room
Film viewing non-stop Programme
- Between Heaven and Earth. (2007). By Frank van den Engel & Masha Novikova. 72 minutes. Two circus artists, whose lifelong friendship under the dictatorship in Uzbekistan, are affected by the differing political choices they make under the dictatorship in Uzbekistan.
- The Stowaway (De Verstekeling). (1997). By Ben van Lieshout. 88 minutes. Orazbaj, son of an unemployed Uzbekistan fisherman, is a stowaway on a ship towards New York. Stranded in Rotterdam he finds affection from the wife and son of a sailor man. Is he safe or shall the foreign affairs-police be informed about his illegal stay and send him back home to Uzbekistan? (to be confirmed)
- The End of an Era. Tashkent. (1996). By Mark Weil. 105 minutes. A reconstruction of the complex history of Tashkent by means of archive footage which has never been shown before and the testimonies of its inhabitants.
- Letter from prison. (2008). 16 minutes. Amnesty portrait film about human rights activist Mutabar Tajibaeva,
- Andijan witnesses – By True Heroes Films http://www.trueheroesfilms.org/home.html
- Documentary Black Ashes, (1997). By Shukhrat Makhmutov (15 min)
- Documentary The first stop, (2006). By Shukhrat Makhmutov (28 min)

Youtube clips on: modern and traditional music, food, travel, the aral sea, the Presidents daughter, Uzbekistan’s connection to the US and more.


Foyer
Photo exhibition – Cotton harvest Children at work
Networking
Workshop on “underground Reporter”
Poetry readings
Music, bookstands, fashion, Uzbek food