Wednesday 11 December 2019
11 October 2019
Showing Russian Transgenders 'Not Like Freaks:' The Making Of Current Time's Form #087 Mini-Series
Current Time TV's Form #087 mini-series on the lives of transgender Russians has been nominated for Best Representation on Screen at the 2019 Content Innovation Awards on October 13. In this interview, series creator Yekaterina Ponomaryova, a Russian documentary filmmaker, explains how she came up with the idea for the series and why, despite pervasive negative stereotypes, tolerance toward transgenders runs strongest in Russia's provinces.
09 September 2019
InterNYET: A History Of The Russian Internet: Episode 1
29 August 2019
InterNYET: A History Of The Russian Internet
09 August 2019
Form #087: Aleksandra Selyaninova
In Soviet times, Aleksandra Selyaninova worked for 16 years within the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ regional offices. When she retired in 1989, she made another change as well: She changed her sex, becoming a woman. "I took off my uniform and put on a dress," she says with a laugh. (Filmmaker: Yekaterina Ponomaryova)
08 May 2019
Wasteland: The Lethal Soviet Legacy In Kazakhstan
Forty years of Soviet nuclear bomb tests have left a toxic wasteland in Kazakhstan. The nuclear explosions have stopped, but Russia still rents vast swathes of Kazakh territory for missile tests that critics say are devastating for the environment and its inhabitants. Filmmaker: Harutyun Mansuryan. Wasteland first aired on Current Time TV's Crossroads program in March 2019.
06 August 2018
Return To Halabja: The Legacy Of Chemical Weapons
A survivor of the 1988 chemical gas attack on the Iraqi Kurdish city of Halabja makes a remarkable journey back home to discover his lost family, his people, and himself. Originally broadcast by Current Time's Crossroads program. (Director: Stuart Greer, RFE/RL)
16 April 2017
Unknown Russia: Village Of The Blind
During Soviet times, officials moved many blind and visually-impaired citizens into the village of Rusinovo, some 386 kilometers northeast of Moscow. The idea was to improve their quality of life, but Current Time TV's Vadim Kondakov found that life in Rusinovo today is less than ideal.