Russian Studies

Film Screening: Our Newspaper

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Harrison 1261
Free Admission

After journalist Andrey Schkolni leaves his job at The Leninist, the state-supported – and state-censored – regional paper in Uljanovsk, Russia, he and his wife, Marina, decide to start their own newspaper. The couple takes on local apathy, isolationism, criticism, and ridicule; they are determined to serve the local population, located over 550 miles from Moscow in a largely rural, often snowbound area. Week after week, everything from writing and researching the articles to designing the layout takes place in their small home. They even work to distribute the paper – which they name Our Newspaper – with their tiny family car. Directed by Eline Flipse.

Released in 2011. Run time: 58 minutes.

A discussion will follow the film. This film is part of the Russian and East European Movie Series. Sponsored by the Russian Studies program and the Office of Cross Disciplinary Studies and Diversity Engagement.

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