Eastern Europe

IN MEMORIAM: ALEXANDER LITVINENKO
IN MEMORIAM: ALEXANDER LITVINENKO

Russia  Political Science  Eastern Europe  Criminal & Law  Media Studies  Islamic Studies  Terrorism Studies  2007  Directed by Women 

Begun nearly two years before his death, this fascinating documentary offers a meticulous account of the life and final days of ex-FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko, who died of radiation poisoning in November 2006. In the process, it provides extraordinary insight into the current political climate in Russia.

CIVIL STATUS
CIVIL STATUS

Russia  Eastern Europe  2007  Directed by Women 

An observational documentary about the sometimes bizarre, sometimes absurd daily happenings at a civil registry office in St. Petersburg, where people from all walks of life come to record the most significant events in their lives.

IN SEARCH OF HAPPINESS
IN SEARCH OF HAPPINESS

Russia  Jewish Studies  Eastern Europe  Aging / Gerontology 

A beautiful and poetic film about the last remaining Jews in Birobidzhan, the world's first Jewish autonomous region, established in a distant corner of Siberia in the 1920s.

THE GREAT COMMUNIST BANK ROBBERY
THE GREAT COMMUNIST BANK ROBBERY

Sociology  Political Science  Media Studies  Jewish Studies  Eastern Europe  Criminal & Law  Cinema Studies 

This striking documentary reveals the incredible story behind the greatest bank robbery that ever occurred in a Communist state - a tale of disillusionment, resistance, government propaganda, and Jewish life behind the iron curtain.

THE TRAIN STATION (Russia in Transition, Vol. 4)
THE TRAIN STATION (Russia in Transition, Vol. 4)

Sociology  Russia  Psychology & Psychiatry  Eastern Europe  Cinema Studies 

Set inside an isolated train depot deep, The Train Station is one of Sergei Loznitsa’s most haunting films. It is also one of his most pointed social critiques.

PORTRAIT (Russia in Transition, Vol. 2)
PORTRAIT (Russia in Transition, Vol. 2)

Russia  Photography  Environmental Studies  Eastern Europe  Cinema Studies  Anthropology 

An award-winning film from Russian documentary filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa, Portrait is an evocative snapshot of a disappearing way of life, a meditation on old and new Russia.

THE SETTLEMENT (Russia in Transition, Vol. 3)
THE SETTLEMENT (Russia in Transition, Vol. 3)

Russia  Psychology & Psychiatry  Environmental Studies  Eastern Europe  Disabilities  Cinema Studies  Anthropology 

A critically-acclaimed, visually arresting documentary about a very strange Russian settlement, from renowned documentary filmmaker, Sergei Loznitsa.

FACTORY (Russia In Transition, Vol. 1)
FACTORY (Russia In Transition, Vol. 1)

Cinema Studies  Eastern Europe  Russia  Labor Studies 

A meticulous study of a steel and clay factory in the Urals, Sergei Loznitsa’s Factory is an artfully composed meditation on man and machine.

RUSSIA IN TRANSITION: the films of sergei loznitsa (series)
RUSSIA IN TRANSITION: the films of sergei loznitsa (series)

Russia  Eastern Europe 

One of our most important and urgent documentary filmmakers, Loznitsa has been documenting the changes in countries of the former Soviet Union since the collapse of the cold war. His films are poetic, insightful and haunting portraits of contemporary Russia. This four-volume set includes: Factory, Portrait, The Settlement, The Train Station.

THE ANGELMAKERS
THE ANGELMAKERS

Women's Studies  Alcohol & Drug Abuse  Aging / Gerontology  Eastern Europe  Death & Dying  Criminal & Law  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Directed by Women 

In a sleepy Hungarian village, after the First World War, a series of arsenic murders took place. Over 140 bodies were discovered. The victims, all men, were apparently killed by their wives.

RIVER OF TIME
RIVER OF TIME

Science  Russia  Physical Science  Europe  Eastern Europe 

A poetic journey into the groundbreaking theories of Russian scientist Igor Novikov, renowned for his work in astrophysics and amazing theories on the concept of time.

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CARPATI: 50 Miles, 50 Years

Jewish Studies  Music  Eastern Europe 

Carpati: 50 Miles 50 Years focuses on Zev Godinger, a Jewish ice cream man of the Carpathian Mountains, a self-described "proste" (ordinary) Jew who embarks on a symbolic pilgrimage to his hometown.

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