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Political Film Series - Attack on Leningrad
Start Date: 7/14/2014Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 7/14/2014
Event Description:
Seventy-five years ago World War II started. It was a war of unprecedented horrors yielding millions of deaths. In 1941 Hitler’s army invaded the Soviet Union. It didn’t take the German troops long to capture the city of Leningrad (today Saint Petersburg) and commit one of the lesser known war crimes: the Leningrad Blockade, when the German troops severed all roads to the city and left the people of Leningrad to the bitter cold and starvation. The siege of the city lasted over two years, from September 1941 to January 1944. Based on a true story this film is inspired by the life of Katie Davies, a foreign journalist who missed the last plane out of Leningrad and hence left behind in the besieged Russian city. Together with the young police officer Nina Tsvetnova who takes her in, the two women fight for their own survival and the survival of the fellow residents of Leningrad. This film is about a tragic, heart-breaking event but, in the end, also an uplifting story about human will power.

Sponsored by the Department of Political Science and Public Administration and the School of Sciences. Co-sponsored by the Department of History and World Languages and Cultures.

The Political Film Series seeks film diversity by incorporating a mix of film genres and a short introduction to film subject and context, provided by AUM faculty. The audience is invited to stay for discussion of the films after screening. Film screenings are free of charge and open to the public; complimentary popcorn and soda are served. The series is made possible through a grant from the Ida Belle Young Special Projects Fund. For further information or to be added to the Political Film Series email list, please contact Dr. Pia Knigge at or 334-244-3834. 
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Goodwyn Hall 112
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