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Love Me Please (Любите меня пожалуйста) [documentary, 75 min] + Q&A with director

Mon, October 24, 2011 • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM • CAL 100

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Love Me Please  (Любите меня пожалуйста) [documentary, 75 min] 

--Screening on Monday, October 24 at 7:30 pm in CAL 100

--followed by Q&A with Russian documentary filmmaker Valery Balayan

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and the Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas” bring you the 5th annual Russian Documentary Showcase.

Valery Balayan is a dynamic documentarian confronting issues of modern Russia. His 2010 film, “Love me, please,” is devoted to Nastya Baburova, a 25-year old journalist for Novaya Gazeta who was killed in broad daylight n 2009 while responding to an attack on a prominent human rights lawyer. Authentic footage from neo-Nazi websites reveals the disturbing scale of neo-Naziism and rise of fascism in Russia today.

Balayan’s film has been screened at the International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Kiyiv,  the Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival in Qatar, and the One World International Film Festival in Prague, among other venues, but screenings of the film in Russia had to cancelled because of safety concerns and threats of violence from fascist groups.

The film will be shown on Monday, October 24 at 7:30 pm.

On the UT campus in Calhoun Hall, room 100.

For information contact 512-232-9123.

“Love Me, “please!” is part of the Russian Documentary Showcase.  Additional films and screenings will be held in Dallas, Houston, and College Station.

View the Flyer here

Sponsored by: Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and the Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas”


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