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Human Rights Film Series: The Crime of Boris Pasternak

Film Description Boris Pasternak finished his novel Doctor Zhivago fifty-five years ago in 1956. Circulation of the novel abroad, its publication, and Pasternak’s Nobel Prize are almost the stuff of a detective story. The Crime of Boris Pasternak searches to find the truth among the rumors. Witnesses and participants of the dramatic events of Pasternak’s life in France, Italy, USA, Sweden, and Russia were interviewed. The Crime of Boris Pasternak reviews how the novel Doctor Zhivago was written and published in the West, due to a denial of publication in the former USSR.
This program will be moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera As Witness program director and founder of the international documentary film festival, UNAFF.
About the Stanford Summer Human Rights Program
The Stanford Summer Human Rights Program is an interdisciplinary collaboration that explores emerging issues in human rights through a series of courses, public lectures, and films. In 2016, the program will continue the discussion of international human rights in the 21st century, considering broad perspectives on what constitutes human rights in an increasingly diverse and global society.
The Human Rights Program is sponsored by Stanford Summer Session in collaboration with Stanford Continuing Studies, the Stanford Master of Liberal Arts program, and the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF). For more information on the Continuing Studies companion course, “International Human Rights: Strategies, Struggles, and the Quest for Dignity” with Anupma Kulkarni, please visit the POL 180 course page.

Details

When:

Thursday, July 21, 2016. 07:00 PM

Where:

HEWLETT201, William R. Hewlett Teaching Center

Sponsor:

Stanford Summer Session, Stanford Continuing Studies, the Stanford Master of Liberal Arts program, and the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF)

Contact:

650-725-5477
sbjones4@stanford.edu

Admission:

Free and open to the public. No registration is required.