My Perestroika

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Many children who grew up during the Cold War were raised with a strong sense of nationalism, believing that they lived under the best circumstances and that the ideals of their leaders would prevail. So what happens to a generation who have the expectations of their childhood turned upside down? Filmmaker Robin Hessman profiles five people who were raised in the Soviet Union only to come of age as the U.S.S.R. was dissolved and rickety versions of democracy and capitalism rose in its wake in the documentary My ...
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Overview

Many children who grew up during the Cold War were raised with a strong sense of nationalism, believing that they lived under the best circumstances and that the ideals of their leaders would prevail. So what happens to a generation who have the expectations of their childhood turned upside down? Filmmaker Robin Hessman profiles five people who were raised in the Soviet Union only to come of age as the U.S.S.R. was dissolved and rickety versions of democracy and capitalism rose in its wake in the documentary My Perestroika. Lyuba was raised in a patriotic household and was horrified by television images of chaos in America, while Borya, raised in a Jewish household, knew firsthand about the inequalities of the Soviet system and viewed authority with a wary eye. Today, Lyuba and Borya are married and work as schoolteachers, living with their children in a cramped flat but aware that in a nation that no longer guarantees housing to its people, they're fortunate to have what they have. Olga was the prettiest girl in her class and imagined that a grand future lay before her; now she's a single mother who has trouble supporting herself and her daughter renting pool tables to bars and nightspots. Ruslan grew up rebellious and became the guitarist with a famous Russian punk-rock band; having walked away from possible commercial success, he scrapes by playing his banjo for change from passers-by. And Andrei is one of the few who has thrived in the new Russia, selling expensive imported fashions to the businessmen who can afford them. My Perestroika was an official selection at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
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Special Features

Over an hour of deleted scenes and interviews
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2012
  • UPC: 767685269190
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Source: New Video Group
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: Russian
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 69,935

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Robin Hessman Director, Cinematographer, Producer
Alla Kovgan Editor
Peter Levin Sound/Sound Designer
Barbara Parks Sound/Sound Designer
Garret Savage Editor
Rachel Wexler Producer
Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- My Perestroika
1. Meet the Meyersons [5:39]
2. Happy Childhood [8:55]
3. Pioneer Memories [6:43]
4. Songs for Peace [6:10]
5. Teaching Soviet History [8:54]
6. Our Perestroika! [7:51]
7. The Party's Over [4:36]
8. Swan Lake [7:14]
9. The New Russia [13:12]
10. Together, We Will Win! [9:09]
11. Teaching Soviet History, Part II [6:35]
12. Credits [2:39]
1. Soviet Childhood [4:00]
2. Sex in the Soviet Union [7:23]
3. Cold War [8:06]
4. Return of the Names [1:44]
5. Healing Soviet Society [3:00]
6. Multi-Culturalism in the USSR [4:17]
7. Nationalism [4:00]
8. Soviet Rock [7:52]
9. Andrei Opens a New Store [2:21]
10. Religion [4:36]
11. The More Things Change... [3:10]
12. The Way We Were [6:02]
13. Soviet Campfire Songs [3:07]
1. POV "Behind the Lens": Interview with Director/Producer/Cinematographer Robin Hessman [5:37]
4. Russian Waves: Interview with Robin Hessman (In Russian) [7:11]
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