July Film: My Perestroika

We’re getting back to basics and starting a local screening series here in Washington and we hope that all of our satellite groups around the country do the same. For ease of access we’re going to watch a brilliant film I was lucky enough to see at Silverdocs last year, My Perestroika. We hope you’re all prepared for a documentary filled summer – because we sure are. Stay tuned for a screening date here in D.C., watch the premier tomorrow night on PBS and please feel free to host and post your own screenings. As always…watch, discuss, repeat.

My Perestroika is an intimate look at the last generation of Soviet children. Five classmates go from living sheltered childhoods to experiencing the hopes of Gorbachev’s reforms and the confusion of the USSR’s dissolution, to searching for their places in today’s Moscow. With candor and humor, the punk rocker, single mother, entrepreneur and married teachers paint a picture of the challenges, dreams and disappointments of those raised behind the Iron Curtain. Through first-person testimony, vérité footage and vintage home movies, this beautifully crafted documentary reveals a Russia rarely seen on film. A co-production of Red Square Productions/Bungalow Town Productions and ITVS International in association with American Documentary | POV. (90 minutes)

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Read more about the film here at the POV site.

And the best part…POV gives you lots of ways to interact with the film.


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