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GENERATION GULAG (Subtitled):

Episode 5: One moment between Galina Nelidova and a young Norwegian man changed her life forever. She would never see him again, but the connection led to months of interrogation and torture by the KGB, and to five years in a Soviet labor camp.​

Generation Gulag is a series of 12 short films made by the media outlet Coda Story, a Current Time content partner, that shows how the memories of gulag survivors relate to the dangers of authoritarianism today.

About The Producer:

Katia Patin
Katia Patin

Katia Patin is a multimedia journalist for the non-profit media outlet Coda Story, based in Tbilisi, Georgia. Patin covers both disinformation and authoritarian uses of technology. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Haaretz, NBC, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Rappler, and VICE News.

Previous Screenings:

In Let It All Burn, Russian filmmaker and TV journalist Andrey Loshak (InterNYET: A History Of The Russian Internet) went behind the scenes in Voronezh, Russia to document the struggle between experimental rock band IC3PEAK and a billiards club with local police and officials over the right to perform.

Filmmakers:

Andrey Loshak
Andrey Loshak

Andrey Loshak is a Russian TV journalist and filmmaker who considers himself, first and foremost, a reporter. Winner of a TEFI, a prestigious Russian media award, for his television reporting, Loshak has worked for Russia’s national networks NTV and STS. He is the founder of the Takiye Dela (Things Like This) information portal about charitable solutions to social problems.

Interview: Putin Sees Internet As Part Of 'Ideological Warfare'

Flight To Freedom: A Slovak Cyclist's Escape From Communism In A Hot Air Balloon
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Flight To Freedom, a film by Current Time Digital video producer Mykola Nemchenko and RFE/RL multimedia coordinator Kateryna Oliynyk, shares the story of Czechoslovak cycling champion Robert Hutyra, who, in 1983, used a hot air balloon he had built to fly his family out from behind the Iron Curtain and into neighboring Austria.

Mykola Nemchenko is a social-media video producer for Current Time Digital. Kateryna Oliynyk is the digital media coordinator for RFE/RL's Multimedia section.


InterNYET: A History Of The Russian Internet (Холивар: История Рунета) is an award-winning, seven-episode series by Russian journalist Andrey Loshak that takes a look at the development of the Russian Internet, or RuNet, and how it has changed over time.

Andrey Loshak
Andrey Loshak

Andrey Loshak is a Russian TV journalist and filmmaker who considers himself, first and foremost, a reporter. Winner of a TEFI, a prestigious Russian media award, for his television reporting, Loshak has worked for Russia’s national networks NTV and STS. He is the founder of the Takiye Dela (Things Like This) information portal about charitable solutions to social problems.

Interview: Putin Sees Internet As Part Of 'Ideological Warfare'

Yekaterina Ponomaryova
Yekaterina Ponomaryova

Yekaterina Ponomaryova is a journalist from Yekaterinburg, Russia. For many years, she worked as a correspondent for REN-TV; first in Russia's Urals region, then in St. Petersburg and Ukraine. After leaving REN-TV in 2014, she covered the Urals and Siberia for Current Time.

Interview: Showing Russian Transgenders 'Not Like Freaks:'​ The Making Of Form #087

Harutyun Mansuryan
Harutyun Mansuryan

Harutyun Mansuryan was born and raised in Yerevan, Armenia. He previously worked for Internews Armenia (now Media Initiatives Center) as a production manager. He is the author and producer of more than 50 investigative reports and documentaries.

He now works as a multimedia video producer for RFE/RL in Prague.

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