The Russian and Post-Soviet Studies Program is delighted to present Russian Studies students’ documentary films. The films comprise a media component of students’ research projects, which they have conducted this summer in St. Petersburg, Russia.
In spring 2011, students took a one-credit preparatory course to learn various methodological approaches to conducting research, choose their summer sites for individual research projects and become familiar with media-production techniques and equipment. Teaching continued during the six-week summer session in St. Petersburg, where the students carried out their field research. In a final one-credit fall course, the students have used written, audio, and visual media to produce cohesive narratives of the urban environments they studied in St. Petersburg.
Films to be shown:
“Raisa Goes to the Movies” (Ashby Gaines)
“collective apARTment: the Pushkinskaya-10 Legacy of Unofficial Art” (Monika Bernotas)
“Tourism: The New Kid on the Prospekt” (Megan Doneski)
“The Three Dreams of Aurora Battleship” (John French, Sasha Prokhorov, Jes Therkelsen)
“The Marine Facade: Underneath Piter’s New Face” (Sophie Kosar)
“Negotiating the Meaning of Smolensky Cemetery” (William Lahue)
“The Power of Height: Gazprom’s Monument” (Alex McGrath)
“A Different View of Peter” (Caitlini Oakley)
“Visualizing St. Petersburg” (Jes Therkelsen)