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Title Women of the Gulag [videorecording] / directed by Marianna Yarovskaya ; produced by Paul R. Gregory, Marianna Yarovskaya ; executive producers, Mitchell W. Block, Mark Jonathan Harris, Jed Sunden
Imprint [Luton, England, United Kingdom] : Mayfilms, [2019]
 Modern H  OD-004210    LIB USE ONLY    30550170046666
Descript 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
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This is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives
Disc surface states TRT as 53 minutes; actual time is 56:29
"October 3, 2019"--Disc surface
In Russian with English subtitles
"Inspired by the book 'Women of the Gulag: Stories of Five Remarkable Lives' by Paul R. Gregory."
"Our 'last witness's' stories range from the horrific to the uplifting: Fiokla tells of being named head of family at age eleven by her condemned father. Conservatory student, Vera, is arrested for playing 'German hymns.' Elena totes uranium ore in a crude backpack, Ksenia lives in a pit covered by branches, Natalia tends the empty grave of her martyred parents, and Adile spends a week in a cell for condemned prisoners. For most, the telling of their stories was cathartic. Adile, in her 90s, put it this way: 'I lived so long to be able to finally tell the truth.' "--From the film's website,
Cinematography, Constantin Postnikov, Sergei Amirdzhanov, Irina Shatalova ; editor, Irina Volkova ; music: Mark Adler
Originally produced as a documentary film in 2018
"The documentary film Women of the Gulag tells the compelling and tragic stories of six women as last survivors of the Gulag. Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago largely tells of the men caught in Stalin's camps and special settlements for 'crimes against the state'. Women of the Gulag, features six women in their eighties and nineties as they tell their stories while going about their daily lives in remote Urals villages, in break-away Sukhumi, or in Moscow suburbs. Their only hesitancy to speak out relates to sexual violence, about which they would only hint. Sadly, three died shortly after their interviews. Eighty years ago (November 17, 1938) Stalin ended the Great Terror, citing 'local excesses' that had come to his attention. It wasn't until two decades later that the KGB tallied the victims of the sixteen-month reign of terror at 1,334,360. Half were shot, and the rest sentenced to the Gulag. The Gulag itself continued to grow during and after the Second World War. It reached its peak of 2.5 million prisoners shortly before Stalin’s death. Of these, one out of five were women."--From the film's website,
Subject Women political prisoners -- Soviet Union -- Biography
Political persecution -- Soviet Union
Concentration camps -- Soviet Union
Prisons -- Soviet Union
Forced labor -- Soviet Union
Soviet Union -- History -- 1925-1953
Alt Author Yarovskaya, Marianna, 1971- film director, film producer
Gregory, Paul R., film producer
Postnikov, Constantin, cinematographer
Amirdzhanov, Sergei, cinematographer
Shatalova, Irina, cinematographer
Volkova, Irina (Film editor), film editor
Adler, Mark, composer (expression)
Mayfilms (Firm), production company, film distributor
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