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My Babushka: Searching Ukrainian Identities My Babushka: Searching Ukrainian Identities

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Directed by Barbara Hammer

Directed by Barbara Hammer

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This video documentary centers on the questions of civil liberties and cultural differences in a society beginning to open as one woman searches for her own ethnic roots, identity and family history in Ukraine. Issues of human rights, anti-Semitism, homophobia, feminism and a divided and economically-depressed country are encountered as I, a feminist activist and pioneer of lesbian cinema, return to a “homeland” full of struggling as people search for a new post-glasnost identity.

I found old political, societal and cultural barriers collapsing but without new ones to replace them. In this time of flux, there remains much conflict over the establishment of fixed points of social reference in Ukraine. That makes this tape in its search for personal and national identity even more compelling for Ukrainians, a general audience, and the many, many North Americans and Western Europeans who are from a Central European heritage...

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Please note that this DVD is for private home use only, if the order is for an institution please contact the estate of Barbara Hammer directly.

This video documentary centers on the questions of civil liberties and cultural differences in a society beginning to open as one woman searches for her own ethnic roots, identity and family history in Ukraine. Issues of human rights, anti-Semitism, homophobia, feminism and a divided and economically-depressed country are encountered as I, a feminist activist and pioneer of lesbian cinema, return to a “homeland” full of struggling as people search for a new post-glasnost identity.

I found old political, societal and cultural barriers collapsing but without new ones to replace them. In this time of flux, there remains much conflict over the establishment of fixed points of social reference in Ukraine. That makes this tape in its search for personal and national identity even more compelling for Ukrainians, a general audience, and the many, many North Americans and Western Europeans who are from a Central European heritage...

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Please note that this DVD is for private home use only, if the order is for an institution please contact the estate of Barbara Hammer directly.

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SKU 10135053
Year 2001
Director Hammer, Barbara
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Barbara Hammer
Countries USA
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Running time 53 min
Certificate Exempt

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