13th Annual Russian Documentary Showcase
This year's showcase features an exclusive screening of The Red Soul, a film about attitudes towards Stalin and Stalinism in Russia today. A Q&A session with the film's director, Jessica Gorter, will follow the movie.
Film Synopsis: Why is it that so many Russians still defend Stalin as a great leader and a hero? The Red Soul lays bare the Russian psyche of today and shows a world full of contradictions. In a country where hardly any family escaped the hunger, fear, and violence resulting from Stalin's terror, no one has ever been convicted for the crime committed under hs regime. Is Stalin a hero who led the Soviet Union to victory? or can he be held responsible for the millions of victims who died during his reign? Even now, more than 50 years after the death of Joseph Stalin, Russians are still deeply divided over how to deal with the memories of this painful past.
Monday, November 4, 2019 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Trimble Hall, 200
700 S. West St., Arlington, TX