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Glasnost Film Festival: Scenes at a Fountain & The Limit

Films by Igor Gonopolsky and Tatyana Skabard

43 minutes

Scene Selection • Closed Captioned

Grades 11 - Adult
Item #:GFF-1185

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Volume 5 of the Glasnost Film Festival.

The Glasnost Film Festival is a 12 DVD collection featuring 22 documentary films produced or released in the beginning of the "Glasnost Era" in the Soviet Union, 1986-1988. These independent films definitively document the historic cultural and political shifts that led to greater openness and the eventual demise of the Soviet Union in 1991.

All were produced originally on 35mm film and are subtitled in English.

Scenes at a Fountain, 28 min.
A Film by Igor Gonopolsky

After an accident on the Tengiz Oil Field, firefighters attempt to contain the dangerous blaze. The film dramatically documents the courageous firemen who risked their lives to cap the world's largest natural gas fire on the shores of the Caspian Sea, whose flames shot 600 feet high for over a year.

The Limit, 15 min.
A Film by Tatyana Skabard

A horrifying look at the personal catastrophe of alcoholism on the lives of numerous women both young and old. Families are divided, homes are neglected, and children go hungry. Several subjects confess ugly things in relation to the havoc drinking has had on their lives.

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Glasnost Film Festival: Scenes at a Fountain & The Limit
Glasnost Film Festival: Scenes at a Fountain & The Limit

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