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FRONTLINE Special Report; Comrades: The Master of Samarkand



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FRONTLINE Special Report
Comrades: The Master of Samarkand
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Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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Abdugaffar Khakkulov is a master craftsman of Uzbek heritage who for thirty-five years has been restoring the great Islamic mosques in Samarkand. Examines daily life in a Muslim community and explores the uneasy relationship between Islamic faith and Soviet power.



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Public Affairs
Fanning, David (Series Producer)
Chicago: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Comrades: The Master of Samarkand,” 04/30/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9FC115EB5F95454497F1DD4944C4C16C.
MLA: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Comrades: The Master of Samarkand.” 04/30/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9FC115EB5F95454497F1DD4944C4C16C>.
APA: FRONTLINE Special Report; Comrades: The Master of Samarkand. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9FC115EB5F95454497F1DD4944C4C16C
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