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FRONTLINE Special Report
Comrades: The Leningrad Movie
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Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

Soviet film directors have one advantage over Westerners: the State takes care of the budget. But in return the State expects firm control over all production. Although films may criticize society, the State insists on constructive criticism. Dinara Asanova, one of the few female directors of Soviet features, knows how to bend the rules -- departing from the approved script and changing characters and locations, with controversial results.



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Public Affairs
Fanning, David (Series Producer)
Chicago: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Comrades: The Leningrad Movie,” 04/30/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_24B094E9191A4730828638FCAFEEF084.
MLA: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Comrades: The Leningrad Movie.” 04/30/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_24B094E9191A4730828638FCAFEEF084>.
APA: FRONTLINE Special Report; Comrades: The Leningrad Movie. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_24B094E9191A4730828638FCAFEEF084
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