SPIRIT OF A PEOPLE: A NEW PORTRAIT OF RUSSIA

SPIRIT OF A PEOPLE: A NEW PORTRAIT OF RUSSIA

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 1812
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Daniel Pinkham and Betsy Scarborough
    1994, 56 mins.
    Purchase: $310 Rental: $125



    Chronicles recent changes in Russia, from before the 1991 coup attempt and focusing on life today in post-Soviet Russia. The video portrays the daily lives of two Soviet families--a Russian/Jewish family of six and a young Russian Orthodox filmmaker and his artist wife and baby--providing us the views of three generations on how they have survived in both the old and the new Russia. Also interviewed in the video is respected Russian scholar, Dmitri Likhachev, and Jane Taubman, American Professor of Russian and coauthor of Moscow Spring, who provide additional cultural and historical perspective.

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    Festivals & Awards

    CINE Golden Eagle Award


    Reviews

    "People and problems come to life. They became understandable and convincing...If only politicians...could understand what Ms. Scarborough managed to accomplish in showing us revelatory glimpses of the current hardships of that shattered social structure [and] the traumatized Russian intelligentsia."
    Dr. Vera Dunham, author, In Stalin's Time