U.S. Embassy Celebrates Women’s History Month with Women’s Film Festival

To kick off Women’s History Month and to recognize International Women’s Day, U.S. Ambassador Pamela Spratlen and Director of Mega Trade Communication Mikhail Davidkin will open the American Women’s Film Festival at the NEXT Mall Cinema in Tashkent on March 1 at 18:00. The public and the media are invited to attend.

The American Women’s Film Festival will run at NEXT Cinema from the opening ceremony on March 1 through International Women’s Day on March 8. Six different movies are scheduled to run from 10:00 to 22:00 each day from March 2 to March 8. The films in the festival recognize the frequently overlooked contributions of women in society. The U.S. Embassy is screening a range of films in their original versions, in English, celebrating the persistence of real American women who demonstrate the best of the ideals of intelligence, courage and tenacity.

“These ideals are not uniquely American. Indeed, the women and girls of Uzbekistan with whom I have worked for the past three years also demonstrate these essential and outstanding qualities of intelligence, grit, imagination, and persistence,” Ambassador Spratlen noted.

The American Film Festival aims to increase the cultural understanding between the United States of America and the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as improve English language proficiency. The women featured in this festival excel in a wide range of human endeavors: science and mathematics; protecting the environment; business and industry; education and sports.

The Festival is open to the general public, students, as well as representatives of local organizations. The tickets for all the movies are FREE of charge and can be collected at the NEXT Cinema ticket counters at 6, Babur Street, Tashkent. Limit two free tickets per person, per day.