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Slavic & East European Documentaries


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I Am an Ox, I Am a Horse, I Am a Man, I Am a Woman

[IA i loshad', ia i byk, ia i baba, ia i muzhik ], by Potter. In Russian with subtitles. Documentary. — A group of motion picture actresses and women motion picture writers and directors in the Soviet Union discuss their work. Included are film clips of examples of their work. — PN1993.5.R9 I2 — VIDEO

I Served in Stalin's Guard, Or, an Experiment in Documentary - Mythology

[IA sluzhil v okhrane Stalina, ili, Opyt dokumentalnoi mifologii], by Aranovich. In Russian with subtitles. Documentary. — Stalin's last personal guard is interviewed; includes film of Stalin. — DK268.S8 I56 — VIDEO

Immigrant Experience: A Long, Long Journey

In English. Documentary. — Focuses on the problems and dreams of new immigrants in America by telling about an uprooted Polish family. Shows how they lived at the beginning of the 19th century and includes interviews with the grandfather today as he reveals his contentment with improved opportunities for his grandchildren. — D-10,991 — 16MM

Immortal Fortress: A Look inside Chechnia's Warrior Culture

By Billingsley. In English. Documentary — Award winning Immortal Fortress takes the viewer on a dangerous behind-the-scenes journey into Chechnya, exploring the tiny mountain republic's war driven culture while searching for its most prolific modern warrior, Shamil Basayev. His battlefield exploits have become legendary. The surprise attack on the Russian city Budyonnovsk, 70 miles inside Russian territory, in 1995 and the invasion of western Dagestan in 1999 have brought him international attention. —DK511.C37 I46 1999— VHS

In the Lair of the Bear

By Markham. In English. Documentary. — In the lair of the bear focuses on WWII's eastern front. Russian General Zhukov stops the panzers of Heinz Guderian at the gates of Moscow. A year later he annihilates von Paulus' 6th Army at Stalingrad. These two battles turn the tide against the Wehrmacht. — D764 .I5 — VIDEO

In the Name of Love

By O'Rourke. In English. Documentary. — "What's motivating the thousands of Russian women who sign up with agencies to meet and marry American men? From the gray skies of St. Petersburg to sunny California ranches, we see the financial and emotional pros and cons of exporting one's heart. The film grapples with the tremendous economic challenges and difficult decisions facing Russian women today" — HQ1032 .I5 — VIDEO

Inside Gorbachev's Ussr

In English. Documentary. — A look at the historical and political background against which Gorbachev's experiment with glasnost and perestroika is taking place, and at the reactions of the Soviet people to the rapid changes which face them. — DK288 .I57 — VIDEO

International Communism

In English. Documentary. — D-5429 [Not listed in Catalog] — 16MM

An Introduction to Stanislavski for Teachers

By Hahlo. In English. Documentary. — Richard Hahlo, an actor trained in the U.K. and America and a member of the Royal National Theatre, introduces a group of teachers to some central concerns of Stanislavski in preparatory work on the character of Mme. Ranevskaia from Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. Material for this video archive was gathered at the Royal National Theatre, London, over a two day workshop. — PN2062 .H24 — VIDEO

Iran and the Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan

By Lorentz. In English. Documentary. — A lecture on the role that Iran played during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. — DS371.2 .L67 — VIDEO

Iran, Religion and World Conflict

In English. Documentary. — Islamic scholar Hamid Algar, philosopher Mortimer Adler, and former Undersecretary of State Joseph Sisco explore the culture and religion of Iran and discuss the explosive issues surrounding the taking of American hostages in November 1979. — DS318.8 .I726 — VIDEO

Is It Easy to Be Young?

[Lego li byt' molodym?], by Podnieks. In Latvian with subtitles. Documentary. — a film exploring alienated youth in the Soviet Union in the early 1980s. — HQ799.S65 L44 — VIDEO

The Ister

By Barison. In English and other languages with subtitles. Documentary. — In 1942 Martin Heidegger delivered as series of lectures on Friedrich Hölderlin's poem The Ister, lectures in which he addressed the political, cultural and military chaos facing Germany at that time. In this film, on a journey from the mouth of the Danube in Romania to its source in the Black Forest, three French philosophers, Bernard Stiegler, Jean-Luc Nancy, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, and the German filmmaker Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, ponder Heidegger's philosophical ideas about technology, time, mortality, memory and history, and consider how they relate to today's Europe. —B3279.H49 I87 2004 — VHS (2 tapes)

Last modified: August 11, 2009