Produced by
Geoff Bowie and Petra Valier

This film is dedicated to Dina and Oral
and the people of Karakalpakstan

directed and written by
Geoff Bowie

edited by
Petra Valier

director of photography
Neville Ottey

original music
Philippe Lapointe

sound recording
Scott Chappel
James Brolan

assistant camera
Ralph MacDonald

sound editors
Paul Shikata
Michael Palmer

sound mixer
Jody Ellis

assistant picture editor
Sue Howard

foley artist
Marina Adams

foley assistant
Lisa Coulthard

map design
Wendy Walker

Uzbekistan
in order of appearance

Jaksibayev Bukharbay
Otenov Mirzapolat
Dr. Helga Bongers
Ian Small
Latipa Kulekeshova
Yusup Kamalov
Aytbaev Kurbanbay
Professor Viktor Dukhovny
Tanzilya Bekimbetova
Dr. Oral Ataniyazova
Dr. Illya Joldasheva
Orinbaskan Jumabekova
Dr. Joost van der Meer
Johannah Wegerdt
Dr. Sarah O’Hara
Dr. Giles Wiggs
Dr. Berdabek Reimov
Oral Tylegenova
Dina Nurmukhanova

dancer
Aziza Bekimbetova

musicians
The Waves of the
Amu Darya

production manager
Michelle Oser

assistant director
Batir Bazarbaev

interpreters
Chingiz Ermekbaev
Sultan Annaklichev
Berdakh Sulaimanov

additional translation
Sergei Plekhanov
Vera Sukhoveyeva

drivers
Azat Davkaraev
Nagzatdin
Bakhodir Karamanov

special thanks to

Dr. Doug Kittle
Dr. Taisia Zueva
Marinika Babanazarov
Mr. Babanazarov
Mr. & Mrs. Bakaushin

and
All the staff at Médecins sans frontières,
Tashkent & Nukus
Republican TB Hospital, Nukus
Children’s Polyclinic, Kungrad
Kanlikol Hospital
Perzent
Museum and Art Gallery of Karakalpakstan
International Fund to Save the Aral Sea
Jahon Agency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Uzbekistan
Canadian Consulate, Tashkent
Ministry of Health, Uzbekistan

and
Tommi Laulajainen
Dr. Ross Upshur
Dr. Masud Dara
Paul Turcotte
Françoyse Picard
Professor Alexander Antonov
Tatyana Meliksetova
Otabek Khamraev,
Mr. Khabibulayev
Frank Boahene
Marat Allakuatov
Kamal Hamidov
Valeria Slabolitskaya

for the Nature of Things

visual research
Gina Cali

videotape editors
Edwin Wilkinson
Jack Walker

colourist
Peter Jorgensen

music consultant
Patrick Russell

unit publicists
Helicia Glucksman
Linda Litwack

production secretary
Beverley Brown

assistant to the
unit production manager

Molly Asseltine

associate directors
Alexis Steele
Renee Moreau-Burns

unit production manager
June Hall

coordinating producer
Michael Bennett

archival footage
Film Archives of
Uzbekistan Broadcasting Corporation

produced with the support of
The Government of Canada
through The Canadian International
Development Agency (CIDA)

Medecins sans frontieres: 1-800-982-7903
Centre PERZENT 998-61-217-5517

the Nature of Things
with David Suzuki
Executive Producer
Michael Allder

Produced by
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
@ MMI