Guka OMAROVA (1968, Kazachstan) worked as an actress before she studied journalism and documentary film directing. In the late 1990s she directed several documentaries and shorts. She also wrote the script for Sisters together with Sergei Bodrov. Since 2001 she has been living in Rotterdam. Her first feature Schizo (2004) was released in more than a dozen countries. Native Dancer is her second feature.
That Heart of Mine (1998, short doc), The Landscape of the Bodies. The Clay Project (1999, short doc), Kaptain Kat (1999, doc), Schizo (2004), Baksy/Native Dancer (2008)