My perestroika

My perestroika

DVD - 2011 | Russian
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Follows five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times, from their sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia. Together, these childhood classmates paint a complex picture of the dreams and disillusionments of those raised behind the Iron Curtain.
Publisher: [United States] : Docurama : distributed by New Video, c2011
ISBN: 9780615409658
Branch Call Number: DVD 947.085 MY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Nation's history is personal


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May 13, 2015

I admit to a certain amount of ignorance when it comes to Russia and its people. This documentary was very interesting and informative. You see a lot of news bites about Russia, mostly having to do with Putin and global politics, but you rarely get to hear about or from regular Russians trying to get along in the modern world. Also a great contrast between what it was like to grow up under communism and what its like to live in today's Russia. Very good.

Jan 24, 2015

A truly beautiful film. It resonates very well with my own experiences of that time. I agree with another reviewer who suggested watching bonus materials on the disk. Both the deleted scenes and the interview with the director are great. There are actually two interviews but the second one is in Russian.

KadyW Dec 23, 2014

A most interesting film. We in the west hear about the lean to a return to dictatorship in Russia and wonder how the people could allow themselves to be swept back into that kind of control. Its interesting to hear about the lives of some people who have come up through the changes that have happened and realize that there are some who are aware of the corruption and do see the difficulty of their situation. KadyW

barefootmeshback Jul 18, 2013

Good movie!

Jul 18, 2013

Good information on evolviing Russian people..., and their response to the changing of the ideologies and history! The Quaility of the Film is a bit dated, but don't let it put u off.. Do watch the Deleted Scenes, well-worth the information and understanding of the mentality of the Russian people..

Glencoe_Mike Dec 17, 2012

I really enjoyed this look at people who were kids growing up in Communist Russia who lived through perestroika. This film does a great job at capturing vivid personalities.


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