RSW Documentary Film Series

Portraits in Permafrost: Cinema of the Russian Arctic

This series features documentary films that illuminate the lived experiences of the people in the Russian Arctic, presenting the diverse social, gender, age, and ethnic perspectives as well as various visual languages and cinematic approaches. Bringing different portraits of life in this remote region considered a part of the global Arctic, this series will cinematically connect circumpolar territories of Russia with the US, Canada, Greenland, Norway, Iceland, Finland, and Sweden through depictions of human lives in the seemingly isolated and extreme natural environment.

Fall 2022

Power, Poetics, and Play: Documenting Soviet Legacies

Art and scholarship meet in this 2021 documentary film series offering a critical lens for better understanding Russia. Hosted by the Russian Studies Workshop in partnership with IU's Center for Documentary Research & Practice.

Fall 2021