Glasnost Film Festival - Volume 4

Glasnost Film Festival - Volume 4
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Chernobyl: Chronicle of Difficult Weeks
This film is the definitive record of the immediate aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the heroic and horrifying attempts to clean up. Vladimir Shevchenko's Russian film crew was…
The Bam Zone
The uncompleted Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) Railroad in Siberia is a powerful symbol of the stagnation of the Brezhnev years.

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Glasnost Film Festival - Volume 1
Against the Current, 27 min. A film about ecological crime and how the residents of Kirishi protested a local chemical plant. The Wood Goblin, 18 min. For 15 years a former WWII tank commander lived alone in the woods after a smear campaign removed him from his Communist party position.
Glasnost Film Festival - Volume 2:The Temple
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The Temple , 8 min. A strikingly beautiful film about the 1000th anniversary of Christianity in Russia and the role of religion in Soviet society.
Glasnost Film Festival - Volume 3
The Tailor, 50 min. A sobering look at the spiritual void and disillusionment of middle-aged Soviet adults, many of whom became aged before their time. Early on Sunday, 16 min. A wonderful portrait of old village women, whose unpretentious observations about life, love and perestroika evoke laughter and compassion.
Glasnost Film Festival - Volume 5
Scenes at a Fountain , 28 min. Dramatically portrays the bold, yet primitive efforts to cap the world's largest natural gas fire on the shores of the Caspian Sea. The Limit, 15 min. A horrifying look at the personal catastrophe of alcoholism on the lives of a number of people…
Glasnost Film Festival - Volume 6
And the Past Seems But a Dream, 87 min. A 50-year reunion of former residents of Igarka reveals a time that was a painful nightmare and the complicated attitudes of people towards Stalin. Theatre Square, 28 min. Without any narration or interviews, this film presents the images and sounds of…
Glasnost Film Festival - Volume 7
BlacK Square, 56 min. The story of Russia's artistic avant-garde from the 1950's to the 1970's, when their works were condemned or destroyed. Dialogues, 28 min A bacchanal of rock-jazz and new wave music erupts in an abandoned Leningrad palace, a demonstration of freer musical expression.
Glasnost Film Festival - Volume 8
This is How We Live, 30 min. A shocking look at young homegrownfascists and self-styled "punks" revealing the growing alienation among young people. Homecoming, 17 min. In words reminiscent of Vietnam veterans, Soviet veterans of the Afghan War describe their anguish upon their return from the battlefield.
Glasnost Film Festival - Volume 9 - Marshall Blucher: A Portrait Against the Backdrop of an Epoch
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Marshall Blucher: A Portrait Against the Backdrop of an Epoch, 70 min. A sweeping look at the excesses of the Stalin era through the story of a top Red Army commander, who in 1938 was declared an "enemy of the people"; and perished in Stalin's torture chambers.
Glasnost Film Festival - Volume 10
The Trial-II, 55 min. A collective meditation on the past and future of the Soviet Union, including a testament from the wife of Nikolai Bukharin. Adonis XIV, 9min. A "judas" goat serenely leads a herd of animals to the slaughterhouse in this short parable which was banned for 9 years.
Glasnost Film Festival - Volume 11
Final Verdict, 68 min. An intense personal examination of the motivations of a young man sentenced to death for killing two people. The Evening Sacrifice, 18 min. An experimental film that attempts to capture the spirit of a crowd.
Glasnost Film Festival - Volume 12
Are You Going to the Ball?, 28 min. An unprecedented look at the hardships young girls, including Olga Korbut, endured to be a part of the famous Soviet Olympic gymnastics team. Tomorrow Is a Holiday, 19 min. Young women workers reveal their alienation over poor working and living conditions, along…
Heavy Water: A Film for Chernobyl
On April 26th, 1986, reactor four at Chernobyl nuclear power station explodes, sending an enormous radioactive cloud over Northern Ukraine and neighbouring Belarus. The danger is kept a secret from the rest of the world and the nearby population who go about their business as usual. May Day celebrations begin,…