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Film “Songs of Solomon” Offers Moving Reflection on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

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By Trent Shockey Directed by Arman Nshanian, “Songs of Solomon” is a poignant narrative that delves into the depths of historical trauma, particularly amidst the backdrop of the Armenian Genocide of the early 20th century. As the world commemorated the … Continue reading

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On Watching Sergei Loznitsa’s “Austerlitz”

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By Lauren Coviello As someone who has always been fascinated by WWII and the Holocaust, I was very curious about the 2016 film “Austerlitz” by Sergei Loznitsa. I knew it was a documentary but I was surprised when there was … Continue reading

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Wellness through War and Peace

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By Alex Adams On the March 25 Wellness Day, a couple friends and I decided to watch War and Peace. The definitive War and Peace adaptation. The 431-minute long, four-part, 1967 Sergei Bondarchuk War and Peace film.             Sergei … Continue reading

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Playing with the Past: “Going Vertical”

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The Havighurst Center’s fall film series ends with Going Vertical  By Helen McHenry The Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies ended its fall film series on Tuesday, September 25 with Going Vertical, a 2017 Russian film about the Soviet … Continue reading

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Just a Game: Sport as a Matter of Pride in Legend No. 17 and Miracle

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By August Hagemann On Tuesday, September 4th, Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies kicked off its fall film series “Truth, Power, and Sport” with Legend No. 17.  This 2013 Russian blockbuster tells the story of the star … Continue reading

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The Bleeding Edge: Avant-Garde Idealism and Violence

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By August Hagemann On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies screened the fourth and final film in its series on the Russian Revolution in contemporary Russian cinema, Angels of Revolution (Angely Revolyutsii), directed … Continue reading

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