FILM SCREENING | Gorbachev. Heaven(Latvia/Docu/2020/100
mins)Dir. Vitaliy Manskiy. A documentary film about changes that reverberated
throughout the world wrought by one man. A film summing-up the life of a man
who changed the world in the 20th century. Gorbachev’s short time in power
was marked by the collapse of this empire. He was the architect of Glasnost
and Perestroika, policies that gave the citizens of the Soviet a chance to be
free. He tore down the Berlin Wall. But at the same time, under his rule, the
Chernobyl nuclear facility exploded and its destruction was concealed. Citizens
demanding independence in the Baltic states died. Soldiers wielding shovels
brutally suppressed protesters in Tbilisi. And Soviet tanks menaced, and
killed,peaceful demonstrators in Baku. The Soviet empire collapsed under him –
and he is condemned by his own people. With this burden of the past, this
lonely old man is living the last days of his life in an empty house in the suburbs
near Moscow. Collab. Embassy of Latvia in India.
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