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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:
  • 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
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.
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):
Ruth Abrass
Navruz Avloni
Shirchin Baatar
Hanna Bailey
Elena Balashova
Alexander Bapa
Natalie Bondar
Kathleen Braunstein
Genrietta Bykin
Maria Bykin
JoAnn Conrad
Dieter Christensen
Wayne Eastep
Patrick Hayes
David Hooson
Karen Folger Jacobs
Anait Khudanazarova
Jack Kollmann
Robert E. Lee
Cariadne Margaret Mackenzie
Semion and Ludmila Mirkin
Scott Morgan
Aiman and Mairbek Mussipov
Elmira and Werdana Mussipov
Zhanara Nauryzbaeva
Karen Nelsen
Joan E. Norvelle
Beket Nurzhanov
James O.Bailey
Akin Orhun
Skydrite Rubene
Vadim Ryvkin
Ernar Sagatov
Turburam Sandagdorj
Martin Schwartz
Chris and Steve Shaw
Zhuldyz and Lloyd Shimabukuro
Elizabeth Shedd
Tatiana Shubin
Omerjan and Aygul Siddik
Irina Serkebaeva
John Sommer
Kemal Sonmez
Tenzin Tsophel
Orna Uranchimeg-Tsultem
Bayan Tulegenova
Leonid Urjuk
Santo K. van Ess
Albina Yerzhanova
Joanne Yoshimura 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
Current Announcements
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.
Upcoming Events:

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!