FULLY BOOKED: Screening – My Perestroika

Screening May 23, 2011 7:00 PM

My Perestroika follows five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times – from their sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia.

Childhood classmates raised behind the Iron Curtain, they offer both their perspective on life during Communism and the unavoidable changes caused after perestroika.

The film interweaves their present-day world with rare home movie footage from the 1970s and ‘80s in the USSR, along with official Soviet propaganda films they grew up with. Together they paint a complex picture of the challenges, dreams, and disillusionment of this generation in Moscow today.

Directed by Robin Hessman