The Department of German and Russian presents the Academy Award short-listed documentary
"WOMEN OF THE GULAG"
For the full post-event article in the Aggie, visit https://theaggie.org/2019/03/27/women-of-the-gulag-screened-at-uc-davis/.
Screening and Q&A with director Marianna Yarovskaya
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
126 Voorhies Hall
About the Film
The documentary film Women of the Gulag tells the compelling and tragic stories of six women, the last survivors of the Gulag, the brutal system of repression and terror that devastated the Soviet population during the Stalin regime. Never before have the stories of women’s experiences in these camps been told in an international documentary film. The film was shortlisted for a 2018 Academy Award in the “Documentary Short Subject” category. Director Marianna Yarovskaya is the first female director from the Russian Federation to be shortlisted for the Oscars.
About the Director
Marianna Yarovskaya’s Undesirables won a Student Academy Award in 2001. Since then, she has worked for dozens of programs for the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, the History Channel, Greenpeace, and Animal Planet as a producer and senior editor. In 2006, she was Head of Research on Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, which won an Academy Award. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA).
Light refreshments will be served.
Co-sponsored by: Cinema/Digital Media; Gender and Women’s Studies; the Human Rights Program; and the Davis Humanities Institute.