Filmmaker Marianna Yarovskaya’s Women of the Gulag (2017) engages with first-hand witness accounts of experience in Stalin’s gulag and prominent American and Russian historians’ narratives of the same phenomenon. The film juxtaposes the troubling resurgence of Stalin-worship to the fight to preserve and disseminate the memory of Soviet repressions, terror, displacement, torture, and death.
Women of the Gulag was long listed for a 2019 Academy Award for Short Documentary. Yarovskaya’s Undesirables won a Student Academy Award in 2001. Since then, she has worked as producer and senior editor for Discovery Channel, National Geographic, History Channel, Greenpeace, Animal Planet. She also worked on two Academy Award-winning features and one Academy-nominated film as a researcher, and directed the award-winning film Holy Warriors. Producers Guild of America (PGA) member.
Marianna will join us for a screening of Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives and a Q&A session on Monday, March 4, at Mason 5. The screening starts at 4:15 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of German and Russian, Department of History, the Intercollegiate Feminist Center, Religious Studies and Oldenborg International Center.
- Pomona College
- Mason Hall
- Room: 5
- 550 N. Harvard Avenue