Slavic & East European Documentaries

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The Fall of Berlin

By Reisman. In Russian with subtitles. Documentary. — Uses firsthand footage of the encirclement of Berlin by the Russian army in 1945, the link-up of Russian and American forces, and the fall of Berlin on May 2, 1945. — D757.9.B4 F3 — VIDEO

The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

[Padenie dinastii Romanovykh] By Shub. In Russian with English intertitles. Documentary — An innovative documentary portraying the fall of the Czarist regime and the rise of Communist rule, compiled from numerous films, including some from the Czar's family. — DK246 .F34 1991 — VHS

Fear and the Muse: The Story of Anna Akhmatova

By Janows. In English. Documentary. — The film mixes still photographs, old newsreels, and interviews with scholars and contemporaries to trace the life and work of Russian poet Anna Akhmatova. Much of the narration is in her own words. In her early years she was part of the aristocratic life of the Tsarist court and Russian Orthodox Church and of the cultural explosion of the early 20th century in Paris and St. Petersburg. Following the Russian Revolution, however, she was regarded as anti-Soviet, was seldom able to publish, and lived for many years on the charity of friends. Her son Lev was imprisoned during the purges, and she became a voice of the persecuted. — PG3476.A324 Z65 1995 — VIDEO

First 50 Years: Reflections on Us-soviet Relations

By Jersey. In English. Documentary. — Documents the past fifty years of U.S.-Soviet relations. Interviews with specialists in the field of Soviet-American affairs are interspersed with archival film footage and voice-over narration. Former diplomats describe their involvement in key events of the era. Includes comments by former President Richard Nixon. Examines sources of past conflicts and how they were resolved as a key to solving modern-day problems. — E183.8.R9 F525 — VIDEO

A Force More Powerful

By York. In English. Documentary. — This six-part series tells one of the 20th century's most important and least-known stories-- how nonviolent power overcame oppression and authoritarian rule. In South Africa in 1907, Mohandas Gandhi led Indian immigrants in a nonviolent fight for rights denied them by white rulers. The power that Gandhi pioneered has been used by underdogs on every continent and in every decade of the 20th century, to fight for their rights and freedom. — HM1281 .F67 — DVD

From the Gulag Archipelago

[Z Archipelagu Gulag], by Gebski. In Polish with subtitles. Documentary. — A shattering Documentary — on the tragic fate of nearly two million Polish soldiers and civilians deported to dozens of Soviet labor camps mostly in Siberia between 1937 and 1955, the forgotten victims of the Stalinist reign of terror that claimed over forty million human lives. Interviews with survivors and witnesses are interspersed with rare, previously unavailable, archival footage of life in the gulags and the film crew's visits to some of those locations. The main part is followed by an epilogue documenting an exhumation of skulls and bones from one of the hundreds of identified mass graves. — HV9717.15 .G4 — VIDEO

Fyodor Dostoevsky

By Petrovsky. In English. Documentary. — PG3328 .F96 — VIDEO

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