Central Asia’s first known screening was in 1897 in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. The first documentaries were shot in Uzbekistan in 1920, in Kazakhstan in 1925 and in Tajikistan in 1929. Studios were first established and feature films first made in Uzbekistan in 1925, in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan between 1931 and 1932, in Kazakhstan in 1938 and in Kyrgyzstan in 1955.