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Topic - Oleg Karpov
"Independent directors often make films that are really controversial and provocative that governments in Central Asia don't like," Mr. Karpov said. "We screen films that can't be shown in the countries where their directors live."
"Gulnara Karimova pays a lot of money to famous international directors to come here and watch our really bad, government-funded films," said Oleg Karpov, art director of Central Asian Festival of Independent Films. "It's an establishment festival, the same as the Eurasia Film Festival in Kazakhstan."