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Eastern Europe History & Politics

Intervista: Finding the Words

An Albanian film student discovers a twenty-year-old newsreel among his belongings, showing his mother giving a speech before a congress of the Albanian Communist Party. She is later interviewed as leader of the Communist Youth Alliance, but throughout the entire film the sound has been lost. After several attempts at recovering the deteriorating filmstrip, he takes it to a school for the deaf, and with the help of lip readers, his mother's words are deciphered.

Island to Island

Since 1993, the Global Children's Organization has provided summer camps to children who have suffered as innocent victims of regional violence. Our programs are planned and implemented in collaboration with members of the communities we serve. Staffed by volunteers from around the world, GCO programs for children in the Balkans, from Northern Ireland and from troubled, violence-ridden neighborhoods of Los Angeles have been inspired by the vision that peace is a possibility. This film visits children from Bosnia and Hercegovina who attended the "Island to Island" summer camp of 1994.

Kadar's Kiss.

A film by Peter Forgacs. Gleaned from found footage and home movies and assembled by Peter Forgacs, this film presents an exploration of the terrain of "everyday erotics" during the post-WWII Communist regime in Hungary.

Karl Marx and Marxism.

The impact of Marx on the 20th century has been all-pervasive and world-wide. This program looks at the man, at the roots of his philosophy, at the causes and explanations of his philosophical development, and at its most direct outcome: the failed Soviet Union. c1993. 52 min.

Kino Eye (Kinoglaz) (1924)

Directed by Dziga Vertov. A collection of short excerpts from newsreels and documentary films of Soviet life in the early 1920s made by Vertov and his "Kino-Eye" group. PFA print (segments also featured in What Do Those Old Films Mean, ) Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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Kino-Pravda (1922)

Directed by Dziga Vertov. Excerpts from the second of the newsreel journal series which originally consisted of 23 issues produced from 1922-1925. Consists of a record of Soviet life edited into a unique genre of mixed documentary, animation and reviews and provides a record of the Revolution's social achievements. Kino-Pravda footage includes: Work on the reconstruction of the Moscow trolley system, Line No.


In Communist Russia many Russians who were considered enemies of the Communist government, were sent to concentration camps in Siberia. Through starvation, disease, random executions, subfreezing temperatures, over two million Russian citizens lost their lives in Siberian concentration camps. "Kolyma," in existence for 40 years, was the worst of these camps. This award winning documentary is based on eye witness testimony including interviews with former prisoners who worked in the Kolyma River Region during the Stalinist era.

Koryo Saram: The Unreliable People

Documentary on the Koryo Saram, Koreans living in the Soviet Union who were relocated to Kazakhstan by Stalin in 1937. Includes interviews with Koreans living in Kazakhstan about their current lives and their lives under the Soviet system, and shows the lives of the Koryo Saram living in Kazakhstan today. 2007. 60 min.

Kosovo (Kosovo: The Next Bosnia?)

Contents: [Pt 1]. Kosovo: Balkan crisis -- [Pt. 2. Chinese illegal Segment one examines reistance by ethnic Albanians against Serbian occupation. The second segment is a discussion of U.S. immigration policy with Arthur Helton of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights concerning U.S. policy on Chinese illegal immigrants seeking asylum. Segment from the television program Rights & wrongs broadcast June 16, 1993.

Kosovo and Beyond

Demonstrates how future victims of human rights abuses similar to those perpetrated against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo could be served by the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Depicts visual evidence of the atrocities committed in Kosovo in violation of international law. A production of the Witness Project which uses video technology to investigate human rights abuses. 2000. 7 min. web web sites:Witness web site