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Camera as Witness: Holy Warriors & Undesirables Two Short Films about Russia

***************************************************************Camera As Witness, School of Education and Stanford Global Studies present two short films focusing on RussiaHoly Warriors (30 min) Russia Director: Marianna Yarovskaya Holy Warriors is a film about five former Russian soldiers who fought in wars from Afghanistan to Chechnya and found spirituality as a result. It demonstrates the traumatic effect of enlisting unwilling soldiers in wartime, while raising the pertinent question of the links between war and religion, through these direct manifestations of fear and hate, love and faith in modern-day society. http://www.unaff.org/2007/f_holy.htmlUndesirables(30 min) RussiaDirector: Marianna Yarovskaya Undesirables reveals how homeless youths and other marginal residents were swept out of Moscow by Russian police in preparation for high profile events, including the 1998 International Youth Olympics. The film follows the stories of four young runaways in different parts of Russia. Three of them ran away from their provincial homes to Moscow. The film depicts Moscow's juvenile detention center and documents the children's eventual deportation from the capital back to their abusive families or to reform schools in the provinces. http://www.unaff.org/1999/Fundesirables.htmTHURSDAY, February 13 at 7:00PMCERAS building room 101, Stanford Graduate School of Education 520 Galvez Mall, Stanford UniversityFollowing the screening discussion with Marianna Yarovskaya award winning filmmaker, Vladimir Troyansky PhD student Department of History and Jasmina Bojic, Camera As Witness Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival UNAFF   FREE and open to the general public*******************************************************

Details

When:

Thursday, February 13, 2014. 07:00 PM

Where:

CERAS building, Room 101, School of Education 520 Galvez Mall, Stanford University

Sponsor:

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Camera as Witness Program, CREEES Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

Contact:

(650) 725-0012
jasmina1@stanford.edu