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Russian Propaganda Screening and Discussion with Frank Westerman

Sunday, May 1, 2011, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Crawford Family Forum 474 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 Map and directions

In an electrifying chapter of the recent English-language translation of his Engineers of the Soul, Dutch nonfiction author Frank Westerman, describes how he “discovered” a rare, largely unseen Soviet propaganda film based on Paustovsky’s novel Kara Bugaz in the Moscow State Film Archives. The piece, a heroic tale of Soviet pioneers setting up a salt-extraction plant on the coast of the Caspian Sea, was banned by Stalin in 1935.

On Monday, May 2, the Overlook Press and KPCC invite you to The Crawford Family Forum for a screening of that film, as well as a discussion with Mr. Westerman, an audience Q&A, and post-show reception.

7:00pm - Doors Open
7:30pm - Program

Admission is FREE, but RSVPs are required. Reservations will begin on Wednesday, April 26th.