Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Children of 1917

Seeking Centenarians


One hundred years ago, in 1917, Russia was wracked by revolution, famine, foreign war, and domestic unrest. Indeed, the events that unfolded in Russia that year changed the course of twentieth century history.

And yet, throughout 1917, babies were born, lives were started.

This book and movie project, dubbed The Children of 1917, will send its creators throughout Russia in search of the people those babies have become – to capture the life stories of individuals born in the Russian Empire in 1917.

The Children of 1917 will offer an amazing journey through time, in which together we will learn about the lives of some remarkable survivors: Russians who not only were born in that tumultuous 1917, but who then lived through Civil War, industrialization, collectivization, Stalinism, World War II, the Cold War, Khrushchev, the era of Stagnation, the collapse of the USSR, and the turn of the twenty-first Century.
Despite all the horrors and difficulties, they grew up, fell in love, created families, raised children of their own. Now they are 100 years old, and we cannot wait to hear the stories they and their family members have to share with us, so that we can share them with you.

But we cannot delay! The time to capture the living memories of Russia’s centenarians is now. это краудфандинг ?

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