Regenstein News: New Databases and Trial Subscription for Streaming Documentary Films

Access to two new databases:

·         Literaturnaia Gazeta Digital Archive (1929-2014) http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/h/litgazeta

·        Dostoevskii: Materialy i issledovaniia  20v.

[Each volume is treated as a separate e-book—click on the D in the index and scroll down to the Dostoevskii volumes]http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/h/dostoevskii

 

Trial subscription to Docuseek2, a database which provides streaming to hundreds of contemporary documentary films, a significant number of which are related to Slavic & East European topics.

http://docuseek2.com.proxy.uchicago.edu/

 

For example:

 

Our NewspaperMay be licensed for streaming

A couple starts their own newspaper in rural Russia... which lands them in danger.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 58 minutes ♦ 9-12, college, adult ♦ Relevance score: 8.72

 

The 3 Rooms of MelancholiaMay be licensed for streaming

An award-winning, stunningly beautiful revelation of how the Chechen War has psychologically affected children in Russia and in Chechnya.

Icarus Films ♦ 2005 ♦ 104 minutes ♦ College, Adult ♦ Relevance score: 7.48

 

How Putin Came to PowerMay be licensed for streaming

A detailed investigation, with archives and exclusive interviews with the participants, into how Vladimir Putin rose from mayoral aide in St. Petersburg, to President of Russia, in only eight years.

Icarus Films ♦ 2007 ♦ 52 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult ♦ Relevance score

 

Milosevic on TrialMay be licensed for streaming

Four years of the trial of Slobodan Milosevic, charged with 66 counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide for his role in the conflict in the former Yugoslavia.

Icarus Films ♦ 2008 ♦ 69 minutes ♦ 8-12, College, Adult ♦ Relevance score: 4.42

 

K.O.R.May be licensed for streaming

An insider's look at Poland's dissident Workers Defense Committee - and how the group's actions led directly to the formation of the Solidarity union and the end of Poland's Communist regime.

Icarus Films ♦ 2010 ♦ 56 minutes ♦ 8-12, college, adult ♦ Relevance score: 31.13

 

Life 8 - Darkness on the Edge of TownMay be licensed for streaming

Hungarian filmmaker Arpad Bogdan sets out to discover what's behind the new wave of anti-Roma sentiment in Hungary today.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2011 ♦ 26 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult ♦ Relevance score: 31.13

 

Clara LemlichMay be licensed for streaming

The story of the young, Jewish, Ukrainian-born woman who in 1909 sparked the 'Uprising of the 20,000' -- the first massive strike of New York City garment workers.

Icarus Films ♦ 2005 ♦ 51 minutes ♦ 8-12, College, Adult ♦ Relevance score: 15.56

 

They Would All Be QueensMay be licensed for streaming

The stories of several Soviet women who married Cuban men and moved to Cuba before the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Icarus Films ♦ 2013 ♦ 55 minutes ♦ 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT ♦ Relevance score: 4.98

 

Please send June Farris jpf3@uchicago.edu any comments you might have about this database to—it will help us in our decision about whether or not to subscribe.