Our documentary In Search of Roubakine (2012) was screened at the Svidanie s Rossiei (Meeting with Russia) Festival in Tula, Russia (September 2013) and the Kinoproba Festival in Ekaterinburg, Russia (November 2013). A DVD of the film is available (see the Chemodan Films Store page).
During May 2014 several members of our group traveled to China for more documentary work on “Project 2131,” a state-wide effort to use digital media for education and entertainment in geographical areas and social settings where positive state presence has declined.
The documentary project on the origins and development of the “memory industry” relative to the remembrance of former foreign residents of North-East China is continuing. In Summer 2013 we travelled to the Polish city of Szczecin to interview a group of Polish “Harbiners,” evacuated to Poland in the late 1940s. In May 2014 we went again to film in Harbin, and we are presently in Japan to document Japanese memories of Manchuria/North East China.
Gulzat Egemberdieva is continuing her work on bridal kidnapping (ala kachuu) in rural Kyrgyzstan and conducting research on that topic in various Kyrgyz archives. The multi-media documentary on the Russian sculptor Vadim Abramovich Sidur (1924-1986), directed by Oleg Kisselev, is at the stage of grant proposals.
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