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SnovaDvoe

A comedy group

Snova Dvoe is a comedy group which promotes kindness and positive mindset through video sketches. The team consists of seven AUCA students, including a Access Microscholarship alumnus, an Embassy-supported I Love English Video Contest winner, and participant of the Embassy-supported Hip Hop Festival 2015. The group achieved significant popularity within two months after its creation in May 2016; their Instagram page has now over 69,000 followers. The sketches showcase regular, everyday moments that can happen at university, work, or in the family with irony and humor. The team does not usually touch political, sexual, or religious themes and does not promote alcohol and cigarettes. The project shows a positive example of youth activism and digital entrepreneurship in Kyrgyzstan. The team makes educational videos (teaching Kyrgyz language) and public service announcements (for example, a short video encouraging locals to give those who grew up as orphans a chance -- supported by Rotary International). They have already presented at Central European University in Budapest and are interested in sharing their experience with other universities on producing content for students using limited resources. They are starting to work on paid advertising projects for companies in the Kyrgyz Republic, such as the telecom company Beeline.

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Fresh Big Mouf

Musician

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Alex Eaton

Traveler, professional teacher

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Alexey Li

Internet entrepreneur

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Arman Suleimenov

CEO and founder, Zero To One Labs

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Brandon Andrews

Senior consultant, Values Partnerships

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Charlotte Cooper

Director of Digital Strategy, Show of Force

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Christopher Gray

Founder, Scholly

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Diana Tsoy

Environmental engineer

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Didar Kul-Mukhammed

Freelance writer and illustrator

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Erden Zikibay

Аnimator, designer, illustrator, educator

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Griffin Hammond

Documentary filmmaker

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Gulnara Bazhkenova

Сhief editor, Esquire

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Jokeasses

Team of video makers

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Kana Beisekeyev

Director and photographer

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Katerina Suvorova

Filmmaker

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Nurlan Batyrov

Аctor, film director

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Ruslan Zhemkov

General director, International Fund “Eurasian Media Forum”

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Lena apa

Popular Instagrammer

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Toby Leah Bochan

Head of Video, Storyful

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Versha Sharma

Managing editor, NowThis

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Rasul Abdullayev

Yuframe team member, the marketer Zenge

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Samson Bezmyatezhnyi

Development manager, Genesis Youtube Kazakhstan

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Aziza Utegenova

Commercial Director, Mediacast LLP

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Stephanie Pereira

Director of Learning and Engagement, Kickstarter

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Rula Raim

Entrepreneur

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Dennis Keen

TV show host, travel blogger

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Asya Tulesova

Community and environmental activist

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Murat Dilmanov

Cartoonist-artist

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Nurtas Adambai

Director, scriptwriter, producer, actor

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David Applefield

Communications specialist, editor, writer, publisher

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Artur Gurau

Digital communication strategist

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Bektour Iskender

Сo-founder of Kloop Media, publisher

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Dodie Kharkheli

Head of Digital Communications, Chai Khana

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Yorgos Krassakopoulos

Film expert

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Elena Pogrebizhskaya

A film director, an art manager, the “Partisan” documentary film studio

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Albert Tsukrenko

Ukrainian journalist, musician, radio personality

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Natalya Tyan

PR manager, ABR

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Sami Eyidilli

Digital Marketing Manager

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John Tass-Parker

Head of Politics & Government, Instagram

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Attia Nasar

Digital Media Advisor, the U.S. Department of State

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Alexander Plyushchev

journalist, editor and columnist

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SnovaDvoe

A comedy group

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Miras Ibraimov

Co-founder, CrossFit Astana, A2 supermarket chain

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Murat Yuldahsev

Founder, CROWDBL

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Anna Tazhimuratova

Founder and CEO, crowdfunding platform Baribirge.kz

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Aigerim Khafizova

Co-founder, LinchPin Effect

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Hakan Bilginer

Head and owner, Zaytung.com

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Almas Kebekbayev

CO-FOUNDER & CEO, TOP.KZ

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Zaure Rozmat

Founder of the Steppe