MLL International Film Series - Russian Film "My Perestroika" (2010, Robin Hessman) OPEN TO PUBLIC!

Speaker / Presenter: 

Robin Hessman, Director
October 10, 2016 - 6:00pm
Neville Hall, Room 003


My Perestroika is a Peabody Award-winning 2010 documentary film from American director Robin Hessman.  It examines life during and after the USSR through the personal stories of five ordinary Russians, who speak about their Soviet childhood, the collapse of the USSR, and contemporary Russia.  To tell this story, Hessman, who completed her MFA degree in film directing at the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow, combines first-person interviews, home movies from the 1970s and 1980s, canonical Soviet and Russian music, and Soviet archival footage. 

Filmmaker Robin Hessman will be on hand to introduce the film and lead the discussion after the showing.

Lehigh University 5X10 Program Event.
Co-sponsored by the English Department, Humanities Center, and Digital Humanities

This showing of My Perestroika is free and open to the public!

Light refreshments will be served after the film.

Be sure to catch all of the films in this year’s MLL International Film Series:

  October 3     White Material   (French)

  October 5     Densha Otoko/Train Man   (Japanese)

October 10     My Perestroika   (Russian)

October 19     The Story of Qiu Ju   (Chinese)

October 24     Where Do We Go Now?   (Arabic)

October 26     La Jaula de Oro/The Golden Dream   (Spanish)

October 31     Phoenix   (German)