In partnership with the Baltimore Jewish Film Festival Presents:
Sunday, April 26, 2015 • 3:00pm
USA 2014; Documentary; Director: Michael Drob
Language: Russian with English subtitles, 86 min.
Showing at The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for Performing Arts
3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue
Owings Mills, MD 21117
In the late 1980’s, on the brink of the collapse of the Soviet Union, tens of thousands of Soviet Jews were finally allowed to leave the USSR. What these people did not expect was that their final destination, America, no longer welcomed them with open arms. In 1988, American policy suddenly changed and thousands of Soviet Jews were stranded in Italy.
PANEL DISCUSSION WITH:
Michael Drob, Director of Stateless
Lev Golinkin, Author of A Backpack, A Bear and Eight Cases of Vodka: A Memoir
Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS
Support for the Risch Memorial Program is provided by Frank and Helen Risch through the Risch Memorial Endowment Fund at THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.