I’ve seen this twice, and actually interviewed the director when it came out. She was American, and in fact was a red diaper baby, she said. BUT—this film is everything a documentary should be. Two of the main characters are a married couple, both history teachers. After the dissolution of the USSR, they begin to learn more and more of the true history themselves, and then are on their own about what to teach.
What an engaging and thought provoking film! I watched about half so far. I find it highly ironic that the high school teacher in Russia is examining in depth with his students the failures of confiscation of property and the mass murder sod displaced people. I’m not sure that is taught in the US public schools anymore. These people are so genuine and human-- and to be introduced to folk who live in one place and one community with friends from childhood. A fascinating look at lives that seem so parallel with my own in so many ways. Thank you Ceila!
Oh. And the turtle needs a log.
Thank you, Ms. Farber. This is the most genuine depiction of Russia and the Russian people I've come across since Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. (And Tolstoy was an elitist.) Perhaps Hedrick Smith's book on Russian society way back during the Cold War comes close but this is really good.https://www.amazon.com/Russians-Hedrick-Smith/dp/0812905210
The people in this film are so real and much like people I know here in the US. I enjoyed it very much. Thanks for posting it.
On YouTube, with captions makes it accessible, the subject matter makes it better than the drivel on the Boob Tube, perfect.
I am not much for movies generally, but the insights provided by this peek at Russian Life makes it possible to watch without feeling like I am wasting time.
Thumbs up for sure, and thank you for this one.
The turtles w nothing to climb on really is the point. Re: frogs & boiling water: Do something about it when something smells funny. Even if it’s not on your job description, it’s your job.
If you’re not sure what to do about it, have an honest conversation with the other boiling frogs in the pot. It’s your job.
Get involved in elections. The song, 81 million votes my ass, resonates for a reason.
I will watch this and I'm very glad to start watching with the feeling that it's genuine rather than some kind of propaganda where so often that isn't the feeling I start with. One thing I still like to look at are films on the moon landings ... because they're the one thing - despite their seeming improbability - that I know were real and they were a truly awesome achievement. I highly recommend the series, Moon Machines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nLpMBpyw8I&list=PLZxCEYczpR2To4HoKnr7R8wfHUmcKP6bU&index=10.
It absolutely disgusts me that people such as "Bill Kaysing", the first person to come out and say astronauts didn't land on the moon, was an agent whose purpose was to encourage those who tend to disbelieve the authorities to disbelieve the moon landings in order to undermine them Boy Who Cried Wolf style when they called out all the real lies ... just about everything else.
Conspiracy Sarah is a Substack I highly recommend. She specialises in Predictive Programming and these posts on films that fit that phenomenon are mind-blowing.
It's all about fire ... in the movies https://conspiracysarah.substack.com/p/set-fire-to-the-rain
Box set: Twister, The Perfect Storm, Poseidon, Outbreak https://conspiracysarah.substack.com/p/reality-just-writes-itself-these
Her movie-loving 16 year-old son rattles off two titles that fit what she explains to him about HAARP and PP. https://conspiracysarah.substack.com/p/predictive-programming
Thank you Ma'am. I'll give it a look tomorrow after church. Not a fan of subtitles, but I am a CF fan😍
There was no dissolution of the USSR.
I love Russian films. Thanks.
Dear Remnants of Kanada and Amerika, The Media replaced "Education" in USSA AND kANADA
Celia, off topic. I know you're a cat lover, as I am. I just adopted a 10 wk old adorable female kitten. I'm looking for a holistic vet near NW Connecticut. We have a good vet for our cats and dogs, as far as being a veteran Dr and surgeon, but he's too vaccine-happy and RX-minded for my taste. I'm looking for someone who's more on a natural path. Any recommendations, anyone?
I just finished watching this film. A great choice Ms Celia. I had to go back several times because some of them talk faster than I can read. I learned more info that I was unaware of and it puts new light on the Ukraine invasion and honestly I don't know where I stand with regard to that situation. It has become obvious what side Biden is on, but I also understand that our country has biological weapons labs in Ukraine that you don't hear anything about from the mass media (fake news)here in our country.. What's happening here in America appears to be much worse. I feel dirty after watching this for many reasons. This seems petty I suppose, but all the adult characters in the film smoked excessively and several of the men consumed much alcohol. I can relate to both. I thank our Heavenly Father for deliverance from nicotine in 1993, cannabis in 2020 and alcohol in 2021. Life is better sober. I'll have to think about this film and will prolly need to watch it again. It would be wonderful to see it overdubbed in English. I wouldn't have to think about reading so much. I'm not the shapest knife in the drawer. Thanks for the recommendation Ms Celia. Praying that your move is going well. I'll be driving through New York next week should you need help finishing your move. I hope that Lewis and
Jack are handling the disruption well. Blessings to you and ro All substackers who reat this post!
Thanks for this wonderful movie, Celia. Watched this today. Marvelous. That turtle who didn't have an island or a log to rest on when he came up for air-- perhaps they didn't notice as he parallels them--beautiful and tired parents/workers with no time, So much to reflect on here, a reprieve from a lot of film drivel. The language sounds so beautiful, doesn't it?..(.and two bottles of vodka per month per worker, there is a human warmth beneath that control bribe :) ). It seems every country is still trying to recreate the Garden of Eden. How can we ever accept the Fall of Man when the memory of Summer wafts through our waking dreams?
Is there a non-YouTube link for that? Thanks.