RUSSIA FOR SALE: THE ROUGH ROAD TO CAPITALISM

RUSSIA FOR SALE: THE ROUGH ROAD TO CAPITALISM

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 1814
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Natasha Lance
    1992, 58 mins.
    Purchase: $310 Rental: $125



    Tells the compelling stories of three Russians against the backdrop of the former Soviet Union's breakup and historic transition from Communism to Capitalism. Through their own eyes, a steel worker from St. Petersburg's largest military plant, a Moscow police chief, and a daring new entrepreneur show how the psychology and historical roots of decades of Communism influence daily life and economic and democratic reform today. Archival footage from 1917-35 is interwoven with gripping contemporary images of a nation in crisis. The juxtaposition of Russia's past and present highlights the evolution of Communism's self-destruction.

    Subjects & Collections



    Festivals & Awards

    Honorable Mention, American Film and Video Festival


    Reviews

    "Structured by informative voice-over narration, these cameos incisively point out the intricacies of being caught between the old system and the new and of a country's struggle for a better future."
    Booklist (American Library Association)

      "Well-researched...The creativity in editing and graphics is outstanding. This film could be beneficial in classroom settings."
    American Film and Video Association Evaluations