RUSDOCFILMFEST - Baikal: Awareness of Beauty

Activity Type: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 10:00
Event Status: 
As Scheduled

This documentary is premiering in the United States thanks to the 13th Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York (, co-sponsored by our Center.
FREE TICKETS available for University of Pittsburgh students in limited number via
Films are available for viewing from 10 am (EST) on the day of the screening to 1:00 am (EST) the next day.
Lake Baikal, the largest freshwater body of water in the world, is under threat from industrial pollution, agricultural run-off and other environmental problems, including nearby mining activities and possible oil and gas exploration. There is also the threat of construction to build a huge pipeline to export Baikal’s water to China. The film, “Awareness of Beauty,” tells a modern-day story of Baikal and its people.
Author/Director: Valery Shevchenko
Producer: Valery Shevchenko
Studio: n/a
Year: 2020
Running time: 54 min
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, English subtitles

UCIS Unit: 
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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