UPCOMING IN JULY
Wednesday, July 24, 12:00 noon and 7:00pm
General Public: $10;
OJM Members: $8;
Students w/ID: $5
For Tickets Click Here or Call 503-226-3600
This film, directed and produced by Laura Bialis, illustrates how individuals can utilize the power inherent in a tolerant democracy and literally change the world.
One of the proudest chapters in Jewish history, the story of the refuseniks demonstrates the need for Jewish solidarity, the importance of the State of Israel, and the responsibilities we face as individuals living in a democracy.
Much of the material used in REFUSENIK is unique and exclusive to this film. Interviews with key leaders in the movement are some of the first ever to be recorded. Many of the photographs and covert film footage – some of it smuggled out of the Soviet Union – have never been seen before by a large audience, and help make REFUSENIK a unique portrait of this amazing story.
Professor Marat Grinberg of Reed College will introduce the film and lead a Question & Answer session afterwards.
Marat Grinberg, Assistant Professor of Russian and Humanities, has been teaching at Reed since 2006. He holds a BA in Modern Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and a BA in Comparative Literature from Columbia University in New York. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago in 2006. Professor Grinberg specializes in Russian Jewish literature and culture, Russian and European Modernism, Soviet literature, poetics and cinema studies.