Slavic & East European Documentaries

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Gorbachev and the Fall of the Soviet Union

In English. Documentary. — "This program profiles Gorbachev's life, from his rise within the Communist Party to his role in the fall of the Soviet Union" — DK290.3.G67 G67 — VIDEO

The Great Design

In English. Documentary. — An analysis of the affairs in Russia during the period between Lenin's seizure of power and his death in 1924. Describes Lenin's controversial peace treaty with Germany which nearly erupted into a Russian civil war. Explains how chaos was prevented by the intervention of Herbert Hoover's American Relief Association. Traces the gradual steps in Stalin's rise to power and the background of the Trotsky-Stalin rift. — D-5426 — 16MM

Great Leap, Communism in China

In English. Documentary. — A history of communism in China from the revolution in 1949 to the various reform and protest movements in the 1960's, 1970's and 1980's. Includes information on the Mao Zedong and the 1949 revolution, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, the arrest of the Gang of Four, Deng's "Second Revolution", the Red Guards, and the Tiananmen Square uprising. — D422 .P46 — VIDEO

The Great Powers

In English. Documentary. — Examines the changing relationships between the United States, Russia, and China during the 1970s. Also explores the impact of these changes on countries located in strategic areas. — D-12,700 — 16MM

Growing Old in Russia

By Homutova. In Russian with subtitles. Documentary. — Documentary — about senior citizens in the rugged Lake Baikal region of Russia. Memories of the World War II era are kept alive during cold winters spent indoors. — GN485 .G95 — VIDEO

Guerrilla Wars, 1973

By Trehame. In English. Documentary. — Talks about how small groups of dedicated men could organize revolts that eventually would bring down large well-equipped governments. Tells about the Cuban revolution, America's futile struggle in Vietnam and the Soviet Union's equally unsuccessful attempts to control Afghanistan. — U240 .G8238 — VIDEO


By Homutova. In Russian with subtitles. Documentary. — The Russian government has passed a law requiring gypsies to have an address so they are no longer allowed to wander across Russia. This Documentary — deals with the changes that are taking place as the gypsies become homeowners and with the younger generations of gypsies who are starting to be absorbed into the Russian culture, much to the dismay of the older generation. — DK510.33 .G978 — VIDEO

Gypsies' Fortune

By Homutova. In Russian with subtitles. Documentary. — "In the tradition of Gypsies, Gypsies' fortune is a film about an extended family of Russian gypsies living in the Irkutsk region of Russia. This film shows that while these gypsies may not possess great material wealth by American standards, they are rich in heritage and blessed with a close knit family. The education these gypsies receive usually doesn't come from school but from family members. When it comes to being "street smart" these gypsies are all "A" students. The gypsy traditions are passed down from one generation to the next. This gypsy family performs gypsy songs, music and dances on stage. Should they lose their acting jobs, we need not worry for them. These gypsies will never go hungry as long as there is a fortune to be told. What type of fortunes do they tell? Gypsies tell the fortunes that people want to hear. Someone that is told a good fortune will give a good tip and come back again — DK510.33 .G97 2000— VIDEO

Last modified: January 7, 2015