Speaker / Presenter:
The DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES presents:
My Perestroika is a Peabody Award-winning 2010 documentary film from American director Robin Hessman. It examines life during and after the USSR through the personal stories of five ordinary Russians, who speak about their Soviet childhood, the collapse of the USSR, and contemporary Russia. To tell this story, Hessman, who completed her MFA degree in film directing at the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow, combines first-person interviews, home movies from the 1970s and 1980s, canonical Soviet and Russian music, and Soviet archival footage.
Filmmaker Robin Hessman will be on hand to introduce the film and lead the discussion after the showing.
Lehigh University 5X10 Program Event.
Co-sponsored by the English Department, Humanities Center, and Digital Humanities
This showing of My Perestroika is free and open to the public!
Light refreshments will be served after the film.
Be sure to catch all of the films in this year’s MLL International Film Series:
October 3 White Material (French)
October 5 Densha Otoko/Train Man (Japanese)
October 10 My Perestroika (Russian)
October 19 The Story of Qiu Ju (Chinese)
October 24 Where Do We Go Now? (Arabic)
October 26 La Jaula de Oro/The Golden Dream (Spanish)
October 31 Phoenix (German)