Slavic & East European Documentaries

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Dai Boje

By Boyko. In English & French with subtitles. Documentary. — This film where reality feeds the fiction will help to give a picture of the rural Ukrainian world today with respect and emotion. A harsh world in which links remain strong, a world in which people see one another, relate stories, a world where people have kept the notion of words exchanged, of a lended hand given to a neighbour and of all community practices indispensable to the survival of man. — DK508 .D35 1994 — DVD

Deadlock: Russia's Forgotten War

By Gordon. In English. Documentary — Examines the decade long struggle in break away Russian republic of Chechnya. Includes interviews with ambushed Russian soldiers, war widows, Chechan rebels, refugees, journalists, and Russian conscripts. Filmed on location in Russia and Chechnya. —DK511.C37 D43 2002— DVD

The Demise of Western Communism

By Dooley. In English. Documentary. — "...discusses Western democracy's confrontation with, and ultimate defeat of, communism from the end of World War II to the destruction of the Berlin Wall." — HX40 .D56 — VIDEO

Dialogues ; Black Square

By Obukhovich & Pasternak. In Russian with subtitles. Documentary. — Dialogues : A bacchanal of rock-jazz music erupts in an abandoned Leningrad palace. Collective singing, dancing, and playing makes this group of people a community and an ensemble, not just a crowd. (29 min.) 1987. Black square tells the story of Russia's artistic avant-garde from the 1950's to the 1970's, when artists' work could be smashed by a bulldozer, flooded with acid, or covered with concrete. The film is a cinematic appreciation of works only recently allowed to be exhibited and of the artists that created them. (57 min.) 1988. — DK246 D53 no.7 — VIDEO

Dialogues with Solzhenitsyn

[Besedy s Solzhenitsynym] by Sokurov. In Russian with subtitles. Documentary. — A remarkable portrait showing us the inner world of the great Russian writer, Alexander Solzhenitsyn. The documentary is based on Sokurov's talks with Solzhenitsyn and his wife (Sokurov's small crew was the first to receive Solzhenitsyn's permission to shoot in the writer's house near Moscow). The film's focus is not strictly biographical; the writer is of interest to the filmmaker more for his attitudes, thoughts and present life, than for his legendary past. — PG3488.O4 D4 2007 — DVD-R

Disgraced Monuments

By Mulvey. In Russian with subtitles. Documentary. — Discusses the destruction of monuments during the 20th century as each new regime takes control. Only recently have efforts been made to preserve these monuments as part of the Russian heritage. — NA9348.R8 D58 — VIDEO

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