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Film Screening


Putin's Witnesses (2018)

Director: Vitaly Mansky
Co-sponsored by the Russian Cultural Center Houston

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Location: Charles F. McElhinney Hall, Room 106

Free Admission

About the film

Drawing on his own archive, lauded filmmaker Vitaly Mansky gives a close account of a turning point in Russia’s recent history. In a surprise move on December 31, 1999, the first president of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin handed over the reins to his chosen successor, Vladimir Putin. The documentary covers his first year in power.

Introduction: Dr. Elena McGee, MCL Russian Program

Producer Natalia Manskaia will be present at screening and discussion