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Slavic & East European Documentaries


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Red China

In English. Documentary. — Traces the rise of Mao Tse-tung and the Communists during the Civil War against Chiang Kai-shek and the Chinese Nationalists from 1946 to 1949; describes Communist China's successful five-year plan, followed by the disastrous "great leap forward". Uses films made by Swiss photographer Fernand Gigon inside Communist China to examine changes that have occurred under the Communist regime in the past few years, the relationship of China to the Soviet Union and other nations, and Red China's growing strength and threat to world peace. — E-5358 — 16MM

Red Flag, 1917

In English. Documentary. — When Lenin's Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace in 1917, they did so in the name of a new ideology. Millions were drawn by its promise. In this film the people who were there--from members of the Red Guard to party activists to students--explain how Communism appealed to their deepest hopes and dreams. Through them, we hear how Communist leadership, under Vladimir Lenin and later, Joseph Stalin, compromised the proletarian ideal--and how hope eventually gave way to despair. — DK246 .R4 1998 — VIDEO

Report from the Edge

By Chrkova. In Russian with subtitles. Documentary — RA566.5.R9 R47 1990 — A documentary showing living conditions in the city of Bratsk, Siberia, where huge chemical and power plants endanger the health of the residents with pollution. — VIDEO

Revenge of the Romanovs

In English. Documentary. — On the 17th of July 1998, 80 years after their assassination by the Bolsheviks, the Romanovs had their final burial. Using archival material, The revenge of the Romanovs tells the story of the imperial family, their execution, exhumation, and state burial in 1998. The film includes recently released memoirs of the executioners including those of Yourovsky, the Tsar's murderer. An interview with the Grand Duchess Leonida, mother of the current pretender to the throne, is also featured. — DK254.L43 R44 2001 — VIDEO

Revolt in Hungary

In English. Documentary. — Uses newsreel clips and Documentary — footage to show the revolt in Hungary during the Fall of 1956. — D-7084 — 16MM

Road to Interdependence

In English. Documentary. — Outlines the development of American foreign policy from World War II to the mid-1970's. Discusses the onset of the nuclear age and the cold war, the establishment of a global network of alliances, economic assistance to Europe and the developing nations, the Cuban missile crisis, and American involvement in Vietnam. Examines the development of American relations with China, the Soviet Union, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. — D-11,115 — 16MM

Road to Nowhere

In BCS with subtitles. Documentary. — "This program examines these people, whose power derives from the barrel of a gun, and the rhetoric with which they justify themselves and motivate one another: the rhetoric of nationalism" — DR1313 .R63 — VIDEO

Romania: What Happened to the Children?

In English. Documentary. — This program investigates what happened to the Romanian children who were adopted and brought to America and also the fate of those who were left behind. — HV1272 .R65 — VIDEO

The Romanian Solution

In English. Documentary. — Describes the Romanian Orthodox Church as an important aspect of Romania's cultural heritage and ethnic identity, attracting large numbers of the faithful for services and enjoying official government toleration. The liturgy, one of the oldest in Christendom, is characterized by the Byzantine splendor of the setting and inspiring choral music. — D-11,529 — 16MM

Rossiiskaia Imperiia, Tom I (russian Empire, Vol. I)

[Russian Empire. Volume 1], by Parfenov. In Russian with subtitles. Documentary. — Documentary — series which traces the history of the Russian Empire and it's rulers. Sheds new light on how the empire is viewed by the people. — DK113 .R68 2003 v.1. — DVD

Rossiiskaia Imperiia, Tom II (russian Empire, Vol. Ii)

[Russian Empire. Volume 2], by Parfenov. In Russian with subtitles. Documentary. — Documentary — series which traces the history of the Russian Empire and it's rulers. Sheds new light on how the empire is viewed by the people. — DK113 .R68 2003 v.2. — DVD

Rossiiskaia Imperiia, Tom III (russian Empire, Vol. Iii)

[Russian Empire. Volume 3], by Parfenov. In Russian with subtitles. Documentary. — Documentary — series which traces the history of the Russian Empire and it's rulers. Sheds new light on how the empire is viewed by the people. — DK113 .R68 2003 v.3. — DVD

Rossiiskaia Imperiia, Tom IV (russian Empire, Vol. Iv)

[Russian Empire. Volume 4], by Parfenov. In Russian with subtitles. Documentary. — Documentary — series which traces the history of the Russian Empire and it's rulers. Sheds new light on how the empire is viewed by the people. — DK113 .R68 2003 v.4. — DVD

Rostov-luanda

By Sissako. In French with subtitles. Documentary. — Sissako spent a year in Rostov on the Don and there became friends with a young man from Angola. This film chronicles the director' s search for a friend of the past. In this personal retrospective, Sissako encounters present-day Angola and traces the great lines of Africa's recent history. — DT611.9.L6 R67 — VIDEO

Russia in World War I

In English. Documentary. — B-10,059 — 16MM

Russia: Czar to Lenin

In English. Documentary. — Depicts events during the years 1914-1920 when the Bolsheviks seized control of the Russian government and fought to maintain themselves in power until Vladimir Lenin had replaced the Czar as the head of that government. — D-13,974 — 16MM

The Russian Communist Revolution

In English. Documentary. — D-5367 [Not listed in Catalog] — 16MM

Russian Elections

[Russkie vybory] by Mikhalkov. In Russian with subtitles. Documentary — Originally produced as a TV documentary series in 2003. — DK35.5 .R873 2004 — DVD

The Russian Idea

[Russkaia ideia] By Selianov. In Russian with subtitles. Documentary. — The term "The Russian Idea" is used to describe a desire for revolution, to create a utopia. In this film director Sergei Selyanov attempts to prove that 'our national films' that have become part of the world culture are connected with 'The Russian Idea' in one way or the other, using clips from the films of Eisenstein, Pudovkin and Vertov. — PN1993.5.R9 R8 2006 — DVD [PAL]

Russian Media and Politics

In English. Documentary. — VCT 872 — VIDEO

Russian Painters

In English. Documentary. — A narrated survey of Russian painting fully comprised of exemplary works. — ND681 .R87 — VIDEO

Russians, the : Insights through Literature, Parts 1 and 2

In English. Documentary. — Dr. Ernest J. Simons introduces dramatic vignettes adapted from the writings of Russian authors to provide an insight into the character of the Russian people. Presents scenes from Chekhov's play The cherry orchard, Gogol's short story The overcoat, Dostoevsky's novel The brothers Karamazov, Turgenev's novel Fathers and sons and Pasternak's novel Dr. Zhivago. — E-4926. — 16MM

Russia's War: Blood upon the Snow

In English. Documentary - "Covers the history of the people of Russia from 1924 to 1953 concentrating on the conflict between Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany...draws on Soviet archives, once-secret documents and the scholarship of leading Russian historians to explore the tyrannical reign of Stalin before, during and after World War II"— DK267 .R87 1997 — VIDEO

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