Glasnost Film Festival - Volume 1

Glasnost Film Festival - Volume 1
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Against the Current
A film about ecological crime and how the residents of Kirishi protested a local chemical plant.
The Wood Goblin
For 15 years a former WWII tank commander lived alone in the woods after a smear campaign removed him from his Communist party position.

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