Russian Soul-Searching
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Between travelogue and experimental non-fiction, Russian Soul-Searching is a very personal attempt by the Canadian-born Russian video artist, Katherine Liberovskaya, to uncover the enigma of today's "Mysterious Russian Soul". The outcome of a long quest that took her from the reminiscences of her family to the country of her ancestors in 1994, she spent some 6 months with a video camera filming Russians of all ages and from the most varied walks of life. This poetic journey-essay strives to span a bridge between the cultural reality of present day Russia with the Russian cultural heritage that the artist inherited from her parents and grandparents, while growing up in Canada. Music by Slava Egorov.

1997
Canada
73:00
Original language
Russian
Subtitles
English

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Credits

Direction
Katherine Liberovskaya
Original Score
Slava Egorov
S. Travinsky co.
Camera
Katherine Liberovskaya
Sound
Katherine Liberovskaya
Editing
Katherine Liberovskaya
Translation
Katherine Liberovskaya
Production
Katherine Liberovskaya

Technical information

Color
Color
Image format
4:3
Keywords
Ancestor, Inheritance, Russia, Testimony, Communism