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About the speakers
Birgit Beumers is Professor in Film Studies at Aberystwyth University (Wales, UK). She specialises on Russian culture, especially theatre and cinema. She is an editor of KinoKultura (online) and Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema.
Anastasiia Fedorova is a writer, curator and cultural critic based in London. She is a regular contributor to Dazed, i-D, GARAGE, 032c, The Guardian, Wallpaper* Magazine Highsnobiety and SHOWstudio among other titles. Along with Ekow Eshun, she was co-curator of Calvert 22 Foundation’s exhibition "Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe".
Dasha Selyanova, born in Saint-Petersburg, is a founder of a clothing label ZDDZ London. The brand works with slogans and imagery that make political and social commentary. Dash's short films for the brand have become the main tool that communicates the message to the audience and addresses issues such a teen anxiety, iPhone addiction ext
Moderated by Olya Sova. Olya is a London-based independent film programmer and founder of the New East Cinema platform that stages public programmes and film screenings in collaboration with Barbican and HOME - as a way of rethinking the 'New East' (the expansive post-Soviet and post-socialist territory that stretches across Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Baltic, Russia and Central Asia). Olya's projects include developing film programmes and producing the cultural content for various international art institutions, including Generations: Russian Cinema of Change.
From the ascension of Nicholas II in 1894 to playing host to the World Cup in 2018, we explore key moments in Russian history and the films in our Generations: Russian Cinema of Change season in our interactive timeline.