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RUSSIAN STUDIES WORKSHOP: Power, Poetics and Play: Documenting Soviet Legacies
February 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
SPONSORED BY THE RUSSIAN STUDIES WORKSHOP AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY
Please note that this event will take place at 3:30 – 5:15 PM ET, 2:30 – 4:15 PM CT.
Please join us for a virtual film screening on Friday, February 19th at 3:30 pm EST— the first in our 2021 documentary film series, Power, Poetics and Play: Documenting Soviet Legacies.
The 2016 documentary “Operation Wedding” was directed by Anat Zalmonson Kuznetsov and tells the compelling story of the filmmaker’s parents and others who, in 1970, conspired to escape the Soviet Union for freedom in Israel. Decades later, the filmmaker and her mother retrace the group’s journey from a Soviet airport to a KGB prison. Cigarettes and vodka fuel interviews with the parents filled with intelligence and humor. Archives, reenactments, and interviews with KGB officers enhance this inspiring story of young Jews who imagined freedom and cracked the Iron Curtain.
The screening will be introduced by the filmmaker and followed by a conversation and Q&A with the filmmaker and Professor Ben Nathans, Associate Professor of History at University of Pennsylvania. For more information and to register, go to the RSW website here: https://rsw.indiana.edu/news-events/2021-Spring/film-screening-operation-wedding.html
Co-sponsored by the Borns Jewish Studies Program and the Center for Documentary Research and Practice.