In “My Perestroika,” the children romping behind the Iron Curtain seemed no different than children romping elsewhere. They seemed happy, well dressed, well fed. Is that because children are just innocently happy, or because propaganda is the political norm everywhere?
The documentary follows five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times -- from their sheltered Soviet childhoods, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia.
Niteside caught up with director Robin Hessman to ask how propaganda figure into both cultures. Click on link here: http://www.nbcwashington.com/blogs/niteside/My-Perestroika-Opens-at-West-End-Cinema.html