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My Perestroika -- The story of five people from the last generation of Soviet children who were brought up behind the Iron Curtain.
My Perestroika -- 'My Perestroika' tells the story of five people from the last generation of Soviet children who were brought up behind the Iron Curtain. Just coming of age when the USSR collapsed, they witnessed the world of their childhood crumble and change beyond recognition.

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Directed by
Robin Hessman 
 
Produced by
Sally Jo Fifer .... executive producer: ITVS
Robin Hessman .... producer
Simon Kilmurry .... executive producer: POV
Rachel Wexler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lev Zhurbin 
 
Cinematography by
Robin Hessman 
 
Film Editing by
Alla Kovgan 
Garret Savage 
 
Production Management
Mark Steele .... post-production supervisor
 
Art Department
Kristin Koch .... graphic artist
Nice Shoes .... graphic artist
 
Sound Department
Tim Anderson .... sound editor
Peter Levin .... sound re-recording mixer
Barbara Parks .... sound editor
 
Editorial Department
Will Cox .... colorist
Ben Laffin .... on-line editor
Jonathan Liebert .... digital cinema mastering
Anastasia Skoybedo .... post-production assistant
Philip Thangsombat .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Adam J. Segal .... publicist
Pavel Shelenkov .... additional production support
Kristina Shelenkova .... production assistant
Innes Smolansky .... legal counsel
Anya Talis .... distribution and outreach coordinator
Angela Tucker .... distribution and outreach director
 

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
My Perestroika, 30 March 2011
Author: Jiayi Wang from United States

I like this documentary, which recalls my memory in China. In some level, Russia is the big brother and father of China. We have the same faith, the same society mode, the similar party history and the similar memory about the past at once. Although the opening day of school in China is not as special as Russia's, it's also very important for every kid who is ready to begin their school life. We have the same red scarf, the young pioneer, the group activity out of campus, and a heart that is ready for constructing our country and socialism. We also have the firm faith of socialism, the three-years difficulty period, and finally have to learn how to confront the history and the collapse of the faith. Every September is the time for school to open. Every year, countless students come to school and begin their new life. Every generation has their difference and shares the similar experiences. They are the hot-blood young people at once. The school life for them is the perfect memory forever. Although society is changed, the leader is not the same one yet, they grew up, became rich or poor. They have suffered the pain and happiness. Their youth has been past as well as the heavy history. But the life is going on and the youth is going on.

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