Award-winning filmmaker Maria Yatskova-Ibrahimova made her debut film, the documentary MISS GULAG, with the support of the Sundance Institute and the Ford Foundation. The film premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and traveled the world to more than 40 international festivals. It was later shown on the BBC and many other channels in Europe and the United States. Awarded a Fulbright to continue her work on land-mines in Azerbaijan, Maria completed several documentary and commercial projects, including a wide array of music and tourism videos. LETTER TO GOD, her first narrative short film has been to over 20 international film festivals and garnered 5 awards to date.