Silk Road House:
A Cultural and Educational Center
Silk Road House is a non-profit organization created to promote and support an
impressive array of diverse ethnic cultural traditions. The main goals of the
Silk Road House are:
Silk Road House symbolizes the connections, communications and bonds between peoples and
cultures united by the Silk Road concept, and at the same time, a real network of the modern
day contacts between those peoples and cultures. The Silk Road House is a welcoming cultural
center where everyone who might be interested could find a wide range of accurate information
concerning the history, culture, and everyday life of Silk Road countries.
- to create a center for the collection of pertinent cultural and historical information
- to provide a place where creative activities can bring to life the traditions of the Silk Road here in United States
- to celebrate the Silk Road's tradition of hospitality
A word of appreciation...
Our special and deepest thanks go to those who have made an array of donations to Silk
Road House – by money, various things, books, time, skill or all these together...
Among these generous individuals are (in alphabetical order):
Karen Folger Jacobs
Robert E. Lee
Cariadne Margaret Mackenzie
Semion and Ludmila Mirkin
Aiman and Mairbek Mussipov
Elmira and Werdana Mussipov
Joan E. Norvelle
Chris and Steve Shaw
Zhuldyz and Lloyd Shimabukuro
Omerjan and Aygul Siddik
Santo K. van Ess
...as well as anonymous private donors, the SilkRoad Foundation and the Open Society Institute.
Our cordial thanks to all of you!
- Board of Directors of Silk Road House
The Silk Road House presents: “Alone, Georgia" Part 2 (France, 1994)
Otar Iosseliani's fascinating four-hour documentary presents the captivating history of this former Soviet republic through interwoven images of landscapes, artwork, the civil war, and clips from other Georgian documentary and feature films.
Directing and editing – Otar Iosseliani. Screenwriters – Otar Iosseliani and Patrick Cazals. Cameraman – Nugzar Erkomaishvili. Producers – Guy Seligman and Otar Iosseliani.
We’re going to screen all three parts separately, by Saturdays, correspondingly on November 14 and 28 (first two parts) and on December 12 (the third one).
Part one entitled Prelude, part two – Temptation, part three – Ordeal.
Time of all three parts: 87 + 67 + 84 minutes.
Color films, in English.
Running time of the 2nd part : 67 min.
The films will be introduced and commented on by Alma Kunanbaeva.
November 28, from 5-7pm
Silk Road House events are sponsored by the Silkroad Foundation.
12/5 Saturday, 3-6pm – the opening of Christopher Castle’s art exhibit. Open throughout December. Art Projects Coordinator Turburam Sandagdorj.
12/6, Sunday, 1-3pm – live concert-presentation of the new CD of the Russian Christmas repertoire VERTEP by the Russian-American group Kedry (San Jose)
12/10, Thursday evening – live concert-presentation (in a form of lecture-demo) of Ukrainian musicians from the Carpathian Mountains (Prof. Marika Kuzma with bandura player Julian Kytasty and a group of Hutsuls). “Kitka”, UCB, SRH. The exact time TBA.
12/12, Saturday, 5-7pm – the Iosseliani documentary film “Alone, Georgia”, part 3. Comments by Alma Kunanbaeva.
12/13, Sunday, 1-3pm – Pamir Mountains (Tajik tales), from the Caravan of Stories. Program administrator Dana Sherry.
Hope to see you there at the Silk Road House in Berkeley, as always!