Current Projects

Conferences On Contemporary Russian Film-Making

Throughout this century, film-making has come to exert great influence on historical and cultural trends. The Soviet government used film as a medium to impose its ideologies on its people and to shape Soviet culture as the State saw fit. Although the themes and ideological undertones of their work were determined largely by the State, the artists were often able to convey their own ideas and creativity while conforming to the guidelines of the censors. The result was a genre of films that is unique and fascinating both artistically and historically. TRAC plans to invite major figures in Russian and American film to explore the current status of Russian film-making and to address its future as an art and as a factor in the reform process.

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