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Widow of the Revolution: The Story of Anna Larina
Anna Larina was the young bride of Nikolai Bukharin, one of the top leaders in the early years of the Russian Revolution. This documentary is based on her memorable autobiography, "This I Cannot Forget," which she wrote late in life,…
The Path to Nuclear Fission - The Story of Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn
The story of two close friends who discovered nuclear fission is told in great detail within the context of both World Wars. This video is as much about role of scientists in political events, social responsibility, and discrimination against women…
Out from the Shadows - The Story of Irene Joliot-Curie and Frederic Joliot Curie
Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Paris Science Film Festival in France. Using newsreels, family home movies and stills, stock footage, dramatization and interviews, this biography relates the life and times of Irene Joliot-Curie and her husband,…
Russia Betrayed?:Voices of the Opposition
Filmed during the last few months prior to the 1996 Russian presidential election, when four opposition candidates to Boris Yeltsin were running for president of Russia. Most Americans were unaware of these opposition leaders. Russian scholar Stephen F. Cohen interviews…
Where Birds Never Sang - The Ravensbrueck Concentration Camp
RAVENSBRUCK CONCENTRATION CAMP 1939 - 1945 Seventy-six kilometers north of Berlin is a pastoral setting accessible by a road that winds through a woods of pine trees, with splashes of wild flowers leading down to a lake. There, one can…
Conversations with Gorbachev
Rosemarie Reed's 1994 documentary Conversations with Gorbachev sheds light on world events from the first-hand perspective of former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, as interviewed by Professor of Russian and Soviet Studies at NYU and Princeton, Stephen F. Cohen. It includes…