U.S. Embassy Hosts First-Ever U.S.-Tajik Film Festival

The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe announces the first-ever U.S.-Tajik Film Festival, to be held March 13-18, 2022, in Dushanbe.  In cooperation with Tojikfilm, the U.S. Embassy is organizing the festival to commemorate the 30th anniversary of U.S.-Tajik relations.  The films chosen for the festival celebrate the film traditions of both nations.

The festival features more than a dozen films representing the best of U.S. and Tajik culture.  These are films that lift independent voices, celebrate cultural diversity, recognize the power of inclusion, honor struggles over adversity, and highlight the contributions of the arts to social change.  In tribute to the opening of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Republic of Tajikistan in 1992, the festival features two of that year’s most popular American films, A League of Their Own and Sister Act.

Screenings will be held throughout the week at the Tojikfilm theater, located at 25 Behzod Street, and American Space Dushanbe, located on the 3rd floor of the Poytakht commercial center at 49 Mirzo Tursunzoda Street. All screenings are sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, and attendance is free of charge. Advance registration is required using this link. Space is limited.

U.S.-Tajik Film Festival
March 13-18, 2022

Schedule of Events

 Date Time Film Language Location
March 14 3:30 p.m. Selma (USA) English Tojikfilm
March 14 6:00 p.m. Luna Papa (Tajikistan) Russian with English subtitles Tojikfilm
March 15 3:30 p.m. Fox Killer (Tajikistan) Russian with English subtitles American Space
March 15 6:00 p.m. A League of Their Own (USA) English Tojikfilm
March 16 3:30 p.m. Coco (USA) English American Space
March 16 6:00 p.m. The Bus (Tajikistan) Tajik with English subtitles Tojikfilm
March 17 3:30 p.m. Hidden Figures (USA) English Tojikfilm
March 17 6:00 p.m. Farangis (Tajikistan)

Dancing Mеn (Tajikistan)

**Followed by discussion with director Lolisanam Ulugova and special guest Farangis Kasimova

Tajik with English subtitles American Space
March 18 1:30 p.m. Safari Havoi (Tajikistan) Tajik with English subtitles Tojikfilm
March 18 3:30 p.m. Inside Out (USA) English American Space
March 18 6:00 p.m. Sister Act (USA) English American Space


Register here to register to receive a free ticket to any screening. Space is limited. All screenings are presented by the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe.