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Thursday, October 22

RUSDOCFILMFEST: Kaliayevskaia 5
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.
In the tragic year of the Great Purge of 1937, many tenants of Moscow’s first cooperative residential building fell victim to the Stalinist repression. The film’s plot is based on interviews with some who witnessed those times. The main idea was inspired by Dmitry Belanovsky, whose family moved into the house in 1939, into the apartment of a family that had been arrested by the NKVD and vanished into the Gulag. Belanovsky undertook his own investigation, which took 20 years.
Awards: “Best Documentary Film” at the 25th Stalker International Film Festival on Human Rights (2019)
Author/Director: Maria Sorokina
Producer: Dmitry Belanovsky
Studio: n/a
Year: 2019
Running time: 53 min
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, English subtitles