My Perestroika paints a complex picture of the dreams and disillusionment of those raised behind the Iron Curtain. Robin Hessman's documentary premieres on P.O.V., Tuesday, June 28 at 10pm (check local listings).
When the USSR broke apart in 1991, a generation of young people faced a new realm of possibilities. Filmmaker Robin Hessman follows this last generation of Soviet children brought up behind the Iron Curtain. Using a wealth of rare Russian footage, My Perestroika weaves an intimate view of the past with the contemporary lives of a married couple and their childhood friends -- telling the story of a nation still very much in transition. My Perestroika premieres on P.O.V., Tuesday, June 28 at 10pm (check local listings).
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