Lucky to Be Born in Russia

Sequel to The Shattered Mirror, this film relates the human story behind the October 1993 armed confrontation in Moscow, when the future of Russian democ_racy hung in the balance. Rather than chronicle political events, Goldovskaya uses her personal style of filmmaking to take the viewer deep into the “inner life” of Russian society during this extraordinary period. We watch with many of her friends and acquaintances as the momentous events unfold. Goldovskaya takes her camera into the streets to film dramatic demonstrations and the attempted rebel seizure of the central television station where she worked for many years. The film is a story of a nation searching for a new moral center as it moves rapidly toward an unknown future, creating great pain and social division along the way.

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