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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.

UNDER FIRE: Soviet Women Combat Veterans Of World War II
UNDER FIRE: Soviet Women Combat Veterans Of World War II

Women's Studies  Sociology  Russia  Europe  Eastern Europe  Directed by Women 

Under Fire captures powerful first-person accounts by five decorated Soviet women as they describe stepping into a man’s world and fighting amid blood and death.

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K. MALEVICH: TRANSFIGURATION

Russia  Eastern Europe  Art History 

Kasimir Malevich (1878-1935), a Russian painter best known for his founding in 1913 of the Suprematism movement, is one of the founding fathers of the avant-garde. This video portrays the vision of this innovative artist whose aesthetic ideas revolutionized customary perceptions of the fine arts.

THE BALLAD OF BERING STRAIT
THE BALLAD OF BERING STRAIT

Music  Russia  Directed by Women 

This cinéma-vérité documentary, shot in high definition video, follows seven Russian teenagers who came to America to become country music stars.

SUMMER IN IVYE
SUMMER IN IVYE

Eastern Europe  Jewish Studies  Peace & Conflict  Russia  Performing Arts  Sociology  Directed by Women 

The Soviet Union had recently collapsed, food was scarce, but spirits were high. The tiny dirt road town was turned upside down with audiences and media from every corner of the world—and those involved in the production that summer in Ivye were forever changed.

L'CHAYIM, COMRADE STALIN!
L'CHAYIM, COMRADE STALIN!

World History  Sociology  Russia  Jewish Studies  Eastern Europe  Immigration 

Traces the history of Birobidzhan, the capital of the Soviet Union's Jewish Autonomous Region, from 1928 to the present.

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THE JEWISH STEPPE

Sociology  Russia  Jewish Studies  Eastern Europe 

Documents the tragic history of an agrarian commune established in the Soviet Union during the Twenties.

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RUSSIA FOR SALE: THE ROUGH ROAD TO CAPITALISM

Sociology  Russia  Political Science  Economics  Eastern Europe  Directed by Women 

Tells the compelling stories of three Russians against the backdrop of the former Soviet Union's breakup and historic transition from Communism to Capitalism.

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RUSSIA AND AMERICA

Urban Studies  Sociology  Russia  Economics  Eastern Europe  American Studies 

Focuses on the Russian city of Ekaterinburg as a case-study illustration of the former Soviet Union's difficult transition from a socialist to a capitalist economy.

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SPIRIT OF A PEOPLE: A NEW PORTRAIT OF RUSSIA

Family Relations  Sociology  Cultural Studies  Russia 

Chronicles recent changes in Russia, from before the 1991 coup attempt and focusing on life today in post-Soviet Russia.

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DISGRACED MONUMENTS

World History  Sociology  Political Science  Eastern Europe  Art History  Russia  Directed by Women 

Featuring rare archival footage and interviews with sculptors, art historians, gallery and museum directors, this video examines how monuments connect us with the past, how they are destroyed and new ones raised at times of social cataclysm, and how every turning point in society has begun history anew in a struggle with old monuments.

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PERSONAL BELONGINGS

World History  Sociology  Russia  Political Science  Eastern Europe 

Filmmaker Steven Bognar documents the story of his father, Bela, who, as a young Hungarian idealist, took up arms against Soviet tanks in the streets of Budapest in 1956.

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THE EMPIRE OF THE STROGANOFFS

World History  Eastern Europe  Russia 

Chronicles the 500-year history of the Stroganoff family in Russia, showing how the Stroganoffs cultivated their style in everything from architecture, icon painting, and applied art, to home life and even cuisine.

BLUE AND WHITE
BLUE AND WHITE

Eastern Europe  Jewish Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Russia  Directed by Women 

Traces the struggles of five Soviet Jewish Refuseniks and their families, from the origins of their desire to emigrate from the Soviet Union to their recent resettlement in Israel.

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THE STATE RUSSIAN MUSEUM

Russia  Eastern Europe  Art History 

This video offers a fascinating tour through the world's largest repository of Russian art, comprising some 400,000 exhibits covering the thousand-year period of Russian history.

SERGEI EISENSTEIN IN ALMA-ATA 1941-1944
SERGEI EISENSTEIN IN ALMA-ATA 1941-1944

Cinema Studies  Russia  Eastern Europe 

This video chronicles a crucial period in the life of the great Soviet filmmaker, Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948), when he left Moscow during WWII for the Kazakhstan capital to film Ivan the Terrible (1943).

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