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Thursday, October 19, 2017,

  • Location: Sarratt Cinema

Angels of the Revolution

Presented by Polina Dimova, Lecturer in the Department of German, Russian, and East European Studies.

Russia (2014) Dir: Aleksey Fedorchenko.

This colorful film imaginatively explores the cultural basis of the Russian Revolution. When Stalin built a town in northern USSR on the land of indigenous shamans in the 1930s, he mistakenly generated a landmark collision of cultures now known as the Great Samoyedic
War. Russian avant-gardists from the South, led by the legendary Communist fighter, “Polina the Revolutionary,” trek up to the banks of the Amnya River eager to reconcile a Soviet utopia with the ideals of Ancient Paganism of the native peoples. Russian/Khanty with English subtitles. 113 min.

This event will be followed by panel discussion on Friday, October 20, to reflect on the repercussions of
the Russian Revolution from its immediate aftermath to contemporary Russia.

Presented in collaboration with the Department of German, Russian and East European Studies, and the Cinema & Media Arts Program.