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Daniel Berger

Daniel Berger

Author from Kyrgyzstan

Daniel Berger (born 1983) is a film director and producer from Kyrgyzstan. He is the Development Director of the International Documentary Film Festival Artdocfest/Riga and the Executive director of the Artdocfest/Asia Festival. As a film director and producer Berger released a number of short films with a sharp social focus, including “May I Not Die?” (2023), “On a Game” (2022), “Virtual Reality” (2021), “You Are Not Alone” (2021).

Now, with the support of Current Time and Radio Liberty, Daniel is working on a documentary about the consequences of Russia's brutal colonial policy in the countries of Central Asia. The film tells about the natives of Kyrgyzstan who died in the war in Ukraine.

Selected books

2024 — Coffee and Pepper, novel

2023 — Soviet Demons and Other Beasts, novel

Literary awards

Nominated for the Yasnaya Polyana Award 2023

Nominated for the Big Book Award 2023

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