Join us for the third film screening of the Baltic Film Series!
"In the Crosswind" (2014)
Film screening with introduction by Uve Poom
In the Crosswind
June 1941. Without warning, tens of thousands of people in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were removed from their homes. Without any sort of trial, men faced being sent to prison camps and women and children were deported to Siberia. The aim of this extraordinary operation – carried out on the orders of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin – was to purge the Baltic countries of their native inhabitants. Erna, happily married and the mother of a young daughter, is sent to Siberia. For her, time takes on another dimension. Fighting starvation and humiliation in inhuman conditions, her soul seeks and finds freedom in the letters she sends to her husband who has been sentenced to prison camp. Even so, the years in Siberia rob Erna of something much more precious than just her youth.
This renowned film is based on a true story and uses extraordinary visual techniques and language to tell the heart-wrenching tale of the fate of thousands of Estonians.
Uve Poom is the former CEO of the Unitas Foundation, an Estonian educational charity aimed at raising awareness of history and human rights in the 20th century. He is currently a Masters candidate at Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at Stanford University.
Following this screening, the Baltic Film Series will feature "Land of Songs" (2015). Please see our events page for a full listing of films, event times and locations, and film synopses.
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE "In the Crosswind" film screening on November 16th will take place in BISHOP AUDITORIUM.
When: Monday, November 16, 2015
6:30-6:45 pm: Introduction by Uve Poom
6:45-8:15 pm: Screening of the film
Where: Bishop Auditorium, Lathrop Library, 518 Memorial Way
Directions/Parking: Map, click on the red marker for more details about where Bishop Auditorium is located in Lathrop Library. Parking is free on campus after 4 pm. Closest parking may be found on Galvez St., Serra St., or The Oval (top of Palm Drive)
RSVP. This event is free and open to the public. More Information or contact Liisi Esse.
The Baltic Film Series is co-sponsored by Stanford Libraries and Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.
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