POV | Documentaries with a point of view

My Perestroika
by Robin Hessman

My Perestroika
Watch the trailer at: www.pbs.org/pov/myperestroika
National PBS Premiere on POV
Tuesday, June 28 at 10 PM

(check your local listings)

My Perestroika is an intimate look at the last generation of Soviet children. Five classmates go from living sheltered childhoods to experiencing the hopes of Gorbachev's reforms and the confusion of the USSR's dissolution, to searching for their places in today's Moscow. With candor and humor, the punk rocker, single mother, entrepreneur and married teachers paint a picture of the challenges, dreams and disappointments of those raised behind the Iron Curtain. Through first-person testimony, vérité footage and vintage home movies, this beautifully crafted documentary reveals a Russia rarely seen on film. A co-production of Red Square Productions/Bungalow Town Productions and ITVS International in association with American Documentary | POV.

Participate in a live chat and share your thoughts about My Perestroika on Wednesday, June 29 at 2PM ET, the day after the broadcast of My Perestroika. The live chat will feature filmmaker Robin Hessman.
Visit the POV website to take a quiz, watch the filmmaker interview and learn more about what it was like growing up during the cold war.
Teachers, access lesson plans and video clips!
To buy the DVD go to www.newday.com/films/myperestroika.html
My Perestroika will be streaming online June 29, 2011 to August 28, 2011.

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