• Alice Prenat

EMPOWERED MADAMES: KHUSHNUDA SHUKUROVA, A VERY PROMISING DIRECTOR IN THE FILM MAKING INDUSTRY

Updated: Nov 9, 2020


SERIES INTRO

Through my work as a portrait photographer between Paris and New York,

I get to meet amazing personalities, women, and men.

Through the recent challenging times (covid19 NYC lockdown) it struck me that what I MISS the most, and so what drives me to wake up in the morning, is to meet the people I photograph, get to know their stories to create those soulful portraits of them.

After a photoshoot, I am always literally 'high' from all the exchange of energy

and SUPER inspiring discussions that just happened in the studio.

So I decided to share all that stimulation with you

through the blog series "Empowered Madames" as... the saying goes:

"Empowered women empower women".







KHUSHNUDA SHUKUROVA

Female film director portrait NYC KHUSHNUDA SHUKUROVA






WHO IS KHUSHNUDA SHUKUROVA?


The first thing you notice when you meet Kushnuda is her big smile and her very vibrant energy. She doesn't even have to speak, you feel positivity just looking at her.


And when she starts to speak, you hear a beautiful accent that transports you far away in a foreign land and that's when you know she has some stories to tell... and that's what drives her: telling stories through films. Being a film Director is where she feels the most alive, where she senses her true purpose.



She is originally from Tadjikistan, in Central Asia. Take a moment to look at Google Images, that will make you feel eager for some beautiful adventures and road trips!


She moved in the US thanks to a scholarship to pursue her dream to study visual arts, first in Montana et then in New York City.




Behind the scene - Film Detained

She has held several leading roles as editor for The National Geographic Society in Washington DC and then for her first feature narrative Antarctica, which was produced by Breaker and directed by Keith Bearden. She has directed and produced award-winning short narrative and documentary films, which have screened in multiple film festivals, and some of which have also aired on television (BBC)