'Oqlanmagan – The Unexonerated': Film Screening and Discussion

Film Screening
Event Format
In person
Tsai Auditorium (S010), CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street

In the 1990s, post-Soviet Uzbekistan’s first president, Islam Karimov, arrested thousands of practicing Muslims, imams, and citizens engaged in Islamic study groups, forcing them to sign pre-written confessions that led to decades in prison on terrorism and treason charges. Following Karimov’s death in 2016, his successor, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, acknowledged for the first time the existence of a blacklist against former prisoners, their social contacts, and extended family. "Oqlanmagan – The Unexonerated," a documentary produced by the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs with the Uzbek video artist Umida Akhmedova and Citylab Productions, is one of the first attempts to tell the story of more than 18,000 people formerly designated as “extremists” by the Karimov government. This event will feature a screening of the film followed by a discussion with Noah Tucker, Oxus Society senior researcher, and the film’s producer.

The event is free and open to the public. 

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