CWC Virtual: Women of the Gulag
Women of the Gulag (2019) tells the compelling stories of six female survivors of Soviet labor camps. While Solzhenitsyn’s classic Gulag Archipelago focuses on the experiences of the men caught in Stalin’s camps, Marianna Yarovskaya’s 2019 Oscar-shortlisted documentary captures the voices of women survivors, now in their eighties and nineties, as they go about their daily lives and reflect on their experiences. Their accounts range from the horrific to the uplifting. The film also juxtaposes the troubling resurgence of praise for Stalin with the fight to preserve and disseminate the memory of Soviet repression, terror, and displacement.
Director/producer Marianna Yarovskaya and author/producer Paul Gregory will join Alexandra Noi (History, UCSB) for a virtual discussion of this fascinating documentary. Two days before the event, registered participants will receive a screening link to view the film.
This virtual event will take place via Zoom. The event is free but prior registration is required. Registration will close one hour before the event.
This event is sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center.