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Wednesday, October 21

RUSDOCFILMFEST: Borovsk's Effect
10:00 am
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies

This documentary is premiering in the United States thanks to the 13th Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York (https://rusdocfilmfest.org/2020-movies), co-sponsored by our Center.
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Films are available for viewing from 10 am (EST) on the day of the screening to 1:00 am (EST) the next day.
Vladimir Ovchinnikov is the ‘Russian Banksy’ – a street artist and a political activist. Because of his art, hundreds of tourists have visited Borovsk, an old Russian town. On the town’s walls he paints the portraits of famous Russian writers and historical figures, as well as photographs of Borovsk’s citizens killed during Stalin’s dictatorship. These painted images, however, are regularly destroyed by officials. But the will of the artist is irrepressible, and he recreates them over and over again.
The film was produced with the support of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
Author/Director: Boris Minaev, Yulia Grebennikova, Polina Zavadskaya
Producer: Asya Druyanova, Daria Khrenova
Studio: The Magic Mountain
Year: 2019
Running time: 66 min
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, English subtitles