Award-winning filmmaker Maria 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 Int. Film Festival and traveled to more than 40 festivals around the world. It was later shown on the BBC, many channels in Europe and the United States, and is available on iTunes. Awarded a Fulbright to pursue her documentary work on land-mines in Azerbaijan, she started her production company Cinex, going on to make an array of music videos, commercials, and documentaries.