An Uzbek Pop Video Showcases Breathtaking Parkour and Ancient Architecture

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The city of Bukhara is a stunning backdrop for the free running skills of Daniel Ilabaca in this music video for Googoosha's "Round Run." The blonde bombshell (Gulnara Karimova) happens to be the daughter of Uzbekistan's president, but she's overshadowed by Illabaca's gravity-defying moves and the surreal, empty cityscape behind him. The video was directed by Avi Cohen with John Colombo and Substance Over Hype. To check out the landmarks in the video, see this slideshow of images from Radio Free Europe. 

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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