"Highly Recommended...a fascinating documentary."
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When the Soviet Union disintegrated in 1991, the economy collapsed almost overnight and many unemployed women turned to crime, especially drug running, robbery and prostitution. There are now 35 women's prisons in Russia and the female incarceration rate is one of the highest worldwide.
Director Maria Yatskova was inspired to make Miss GULAG after discovering an Internet item about an annual beauty pageant staged by the women inmates at Siberian prison UF91-9 - with the winner of the pageant awarded early release. Miss GULAG is an absorbing documentary that traces the individual paths of three young women prisoners and their journeys from serving long prison sentences in dire conditions to returning to free life in an equally harsh state. The film’s compelling, moving stories of survival shed light on democracy’s darker side and offer a look at the issues facing women in post Soviet Russia.
Miss GULAG is an indispensable addition for university courses or anyone interested in women's studies, prison reform, Russian studies, Eastern European studies, sociology and politics. In addition, public libraries and prison and prison reform associations will want to have this valuable resource.
Buy Miss GULAG and save 25% when you purchase other WMM films on prison reform!
WMM is offering customers who purchase Miss GULAG the opportunity to buy related titles at a 25% discount:
SIN BY SILENCE From behind prison walls, a group of extraordinary women are shattering misconceptions of domestic violence.
TROOP 1500: GIRL SCOUNTS BEYOND BARS Their mothers may be convicted thieves, murderers and drug dealers, but the girls of Troop 1500 want to be doctors, social workers and marine biologists.
FREEDOM ROAD A testament to the profound influence of arts and education, Lorna Johnson’s compelling film features six female prisoners who are part of a unique memoir-writing workshop called “Woman is the Word.”
900 WOMEN A portrait of the Louisiana Correctional Institute, which houses the state's most dangerous female prisoners and often exceeds its population capacity of 900.
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