Marat Tukatov

2022 IVLP Impact Award Project: IVLP in KazakhstanKazakhstan

Marat Tukatov began his career in media as a news correspondent and host of entertainment programs on the TV channel, Kazakhstan-Kokshetau. His work focused on central events in the region and live broadcasting. In 2012 Marat won the award for best journalist at Kazakhstan-Kokshetau. From 2013 to 2020 Marat was a journalist of the analytical programs department of Khabar Agency JSC. This involved the review of main events in the country and abroad, preparation of analytical materials and creating scripts for documentary films. During his time at Khabar Agency, Marat hosted Sana, 7 days, was the special correspondent for the Winter Universaide 2017 and Olympic Games 2016 in Brazil. Currently Mr. Tukatov is the executive director of the production center, Tokitok Media. There he coordinates the company’s negotiations, production activities, media consulting, public relations and social media projects.

IVLP Impact Award Project: IVLP In Kazakhstan

This project’s goal was to create a documentary film to educate the public about Kazakhstani people who have become graduates of the exchange program.

The documentary focuses on the lives of successful Kazakhstani people. While each person in the film will have a distinct career path from the other, one thing will unite them - IVLP.

Each IVLP alumni became part of a program that changed the way they see the world and how they interact with peers in their respective profession. They gained invaluable experience, which is still used in Kazakhstan to this day.

The film tells Kazakhstani people how the U.S. State Department promotes the professional growth of people from different countries. The stories of successful graduates, the history of the IVLP program in Kazakhstan - this is what the audience of the film will see. Follow the link below to see the film.

Film: IVLP in Kazakhstan 

"Working on the film and participating in the IVLP program inspired me to do any collaboration with the United States. I'm glad that the State Department supports documentarians like me. In our region, this is very important, because the media is just beginning to develop." - Marat Tukatov

IVLP Exchange Experience 

Marat was a participant in the IVLP Project: 21st Century ChangeMakers: StoryTelling and Documentary Filmmaking, organized by the U.S. Department of State and the Institute of International Education.

Marat's exchange experience led to the development of his IVLP Impact Award Project: "Our group was the first to do IVLP virtually. It was such an impactful and important experience for me."

U.S. Communities Visited Virtually 

Los Angeles, CA; Colorado Springs, CO; Washington, DC; Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY

Country: Kazakhstan

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