The European Studies Council REEES Film Series of Spring 2019 presents a film screening: “Women of the Gulag”: a documentary screening & post-film discussion with Marianna Yarovskaya, Director & Producer.
The film is based on Hoover Institution Press Publication’s Paul Gregory’s book Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives. In researching the surviving threads of memoirs and oral reminiscences of five women victimized by the Gulag, author
Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives by Paul R. GregoryPaul R. Gregory has stitched together a collection of stories from the female perspective, a view in short supply. Capturing the fear, paranoia, and unbearable hardship that were hallmarks of Stalin’s Great Terror, Gregory relates the stories of five women from different social strata and regions in vivid prose, from their pre-Gulag lives, through their struggles to survive in the repressive atmosphere of the late 1930s and early 1940s, to the difficulties facing the four who survived as they adjusted to life after the Gulag. More info: https://womenofthegulag.com/
Marianna Yarovskaya’s Undesirables won a Student Academy Award in 2001. Since then, she has worked for dozens of programs for Discovery Channel, National Geographic, History Channel, Greenpeace, Animal Planet as producer and senior editor. She also worked on two Academy Award-winning features and one Academy nominated film as a researcher, and directed an award winning film, Holy Warriors. Producers Guild of America (PGA) member.
The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program; the European Studies Council at the MacMillan Center; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale