Meet the young activists demanding higher environmental standards in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan - where air pollution is among the highest in the world.
Performed at the Ismaili Centre Dushanbe, Tajik artists celebrate the joy and love of Mawlana Hazar Imam's Mawlud (Salgirah). This is a beautifully staged musical program based on Shamsi Tabrezi poems on devotion to divine love.
The Indus River, Pakistan’s lifeline, has been crippled by dams and pollution. Yet another major threat looms: what will happen if already melting glaciers that provide up to 80% of the river’s water shrink further?
How are Kyrgyz herders coping with the impacts of climate change on their high mountain pastures? Can they preserve their traditional lifestyle and the Kyrgyz horse?
As temperatures increase, glaciers on some of the highest mountain ranges of the world are melting rapidly. Can communities in the Pamirs of Tajikistan survive these climate changes?
Lutfiya Abdulmajidova is a volleyball player and coach from Khorog, Tajikistan. She has participated in various national and international competitions. As a captain of the GBAO Women Volleyball team, she has had a key role in winning the National Cup for almost 15 years.
Badakhshan, home to the beautiful Pamir Mountains, is rich in culture and tradition. This film explores the customs and traditions as spring comes to the area.
Interview with Ramzi Shamirov, one of the outstanding and well-known members of the Tajik Jamat and the only Olympic referee Category A, working in the International Judo Federation from Tajikistan.
Navroz or “New Day” is Tajikistan’s biggest holiday, marking the beginning of spring. On these festive days spring comes entirely to the ancient Tajik land and it may be finally seen in its fine splendor. For the Tajiks, Navroz represents a festival of friendship and renewal of all living beings. The film shows the customs and traditions of celebrating Navroz in remote areas of the Pamir Mountains, which have undergone changes today.
Traditional to the Pamir Mountains is folk music consisting of dayereh, rubab, setor, ghijak, and nay. Hear the song of the famous Tajik singer, Shuhrat Sainakov, who reminds us that no matter what language we speak, music is the universal language of the spirit.
Enjoy this performances from the Jubilee Arts International Showcase by Folklore Dance from Tajikistan.
On 11 July 2007, Mawlana Hazar Imam completed 50 years as Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismailis. Fifty years ago, at the age of 20, he succeeded his grandfather, Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah, as the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. As part of the commemoration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Golden Jubilee, Hazar Imam made official visits to countries around the world. In addition to recognising the friendship and longstanding support of leaders of state, government and other partners in the work of the Ismaili Imamat, Mawlana Hazar Imam granted some 26 Golden Jubilee Darbars to the worldwide Jamat. This film, Golden Jubilee Memories, provides an opportunity to relive the memories of those Golden Jubilee visits.
During a ten-day visit to Central Asia, Mawlana Hazar Imam visited Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic, where he met with senior government and institutional leaders, and assessed the development of the University of Central Asia as well as other AKDN and Imamat projects. In Tajikistan, Hazar Imam granted Golden Jubilee Darbars at Ishkashim and Porshinev, and layed the foundation for the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre in Khorog.

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