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Production Credits

Directed and Filmed by
Robin Hessman

Produced by
Robin Hessman
Rachel Wexler

Edited by
Alla Kovgan
Garret Savage

Featuring
Olga Durikova
Boris (Borya) Meyerson
Lyubov (Lyuba) Meyerson
Mark Meyerson
Ruslan Stupin
Andrei Yevgrafov

Post Production Supervisor
Mark Steele

Composer
Lev (Ljova) Zhurbin

Moscow Production Assistant
Kristina Shelenkova

Additional Moscow Production Support
Pavel Shelenkov

Assistant Editor
Philip Thangsombat

Post Production Assistant
Anastasia Skoybedo

Sound Editors
Barbara Parks
Tim Anderson

Sound Designer and Re-Recording Mixer
Peter Levin

Audio Post Facility
Splash Studios, NY

Digital Intermediate Colorist
Will Cox

Digital Intermediate Editor
Ben Laffin

Digital Intermediate Services
Final Frame

Graphics
Kristin Koch
Nice Shoes

Additional Camera
Alexander Dolgin
Andrei Erastov
Alla Kovgan
Sergei Litovetz
Mkrtyich Malkhasyan

8mm Film Transfer
Brodsky & Treadway

8mm Film Editor
Dan Gray

Post Production Interns
Taryn Ariel
Jonathan Beilin
Leonid Chindelevich
Katya Kumkova
Khristina Narizhnaya
Sheila Shirazi
Shamil Tlisov

Consulting Editor
Karen Schmeer

Creative Advisors
Kate Amend
Greg Barker
Joe Bini
Jennifer Fox
Marlena Grzaslewicz
Richard Hankin
Mary Lampson
Yuri Norstein
Fred Wiseman

Pro Bono Legal Services, Moscow
Hogan & Hartson, LLP

U.S. Legal Services
Laverne Berry, ESQ.

U.K. Legal Services
Melorie Chilton

Accounting
Ellen Golbranson

Fiscal Sponsor
Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc.

Accomodations in Moscow provided by
Patricia M. Cloherty
Ksenia Fedotova
Alekxandr Kheyfets & Sanwaree Sethi
Vitaly & Ksanna Kozyrev
James Kramer
Dore & Kevin Meyers
Mary & Peter Morris
Hugh Verrier
Ilya, Yulia & Matvei Oskolkov-Tsentsiper

Equipment & Stock provided by
Sony Professional Services
Maria Agui Carter
Laurie Kahn
Alla Kovgan
Charles Maynes
Dia Sokol
Alexandre Trudeau
Rule Broadcast
Tape Resources
Dmitri Boiko & Tatiana Ivanova

Archival Material Courtesy of
Gosteleradiofond, Moscow
The Russian State Film Archive at Krasnogorsk
The Russian Central Studio for Documentary Film
D A Pennebaker, Opening in Moscow, 1959
ITN Source/Reuters
NBC News Archives

Home Movies & Stills Courtesy of
Mark Gertsevich Meyerson
The Meyerson Family
Olga Durikova
Andrei Yevgrafov
Eugene Baron
Dmitry Boiko
Yevgeniya Seryogina
Pavel Shelenkov
Valery Shumilov
Maria Zemskaya

NAIV Still photos from 1980s
Cammie Toloui

Special Thanks to
Erika Hessman
Claire Aguilar
Mikhail & Maria Fedotov
Ksenia Fedotova
Sean Flynn
Senain Khesgi
Charles Maynes
Elizabeth McKeon
Alexander Osipovich
Ilya Oskolkov-Tsentsiper
Laura Poitras
Karen Schmeer
Dia Sokol
Segei Lvovich Mendeleevich The kids, teachers, staff, and parents at School 57, Moscow
The past and present members of NAIV
Lorin Wertheimer
Edn Workshop - Docs at Thessaloniki
Filmmakers Collaborative
The MacDowell Colony
The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard
CPB/PBS Producers Workshop at WGBH
The WGBH Media Lab

and

Natalie Altshuler
Andrei Babaev
Joe Balsam
Amir Bar-Lev
Boris Bendikov
Alan Berliner
Kevin Bleyer
Margaret Brown
Jessica Chen
Sean Cole
Pamela Corkey
Trish Dalton
Carl Deal
Sarah Deming
Devlin Video
Robert Donaldson
Esther Dyson
Jesse Epstein
Kristin Feeley
Patricia Finneran
Yance Ford
Marcia Franklin
Eric Geringas
Giro Studio
Kristian Gonzalez
Cynthia Graber
Jane Gray
Boris Grebenshikov
Nana Greenstein
Chris Hegedus
Lawrence Hessman
Stephen Hochschild
Inge Hoffman
Mary Holland
Ulyana Ibragimova
Vera Vasilievna Ivanova
Laurie Kahn
Jamie Kastner
Mitya Kodzasov
Vitaly Kozyrev
Maxim Lande
Tia Lessin
Gosha Levchuk
Anya Levitova
Jez Lewis
Caroline Libresco
James Longley
Maria Lvova
Philip Mauro
Robin McKenna
Inna Militsa
Yulia Oskolkova
D A Pennebaker
Peter Pettibone
Thom Powers
David Redmon
Helene Rey
Jane Rizzo
Esther Robinson
Natasha Lance Rogoff
Andrew A. Rosen
Dmitri Rozin
Ashley Sabin
Molly Sackler
Ulyana Savelieva
AJ Schnack
Heddi Seibel
Svetlana Skorobagatova
Mikhail Smetana
Geoffrey Smith
Nikita Stupin
Lisbeth Tarlow
Caitlin Tartaro
Rahdi Taylor
Peter Thall
Fatima Tlisova
Win-Sie Tow
Katie Untalan
Judith Vecchione
Viktor Vorontsov
Dedalus Wainwright
Bonnie Waltch
Diane Weyermann
Dylan Williams
Maria Yatskova-Ibrahimova
Anastasia Yevgrafova
Ekaterina Yevgrafova
Alexander Zhurbin
Benjy Zhurbin
Ljova Zhurbin

This program was made possible by
Patricia M. Cloherty
Barry Hershey
Erika & Lawrence Hessman
Marc & Rachel Polonsky
Wendy Flanagan & Chris O'Malley
Ellen Garvey & Joyce Ravitz
Janet L. Hoffman
B. Junahli Hunter
Pavel Ivlev
Daphne Keller
James Kraer
Angela & Francesco Mancini
Steven B. Miller
David Oppenheimer
Helene Rey & Richard Portes
Hugh Verrier
White & Case

and

Andrea Bachner
Nell Brown
Jesse Colchamiro
Kathryn Courteau
Jack & Ann Droescher
Mark Hessman & Fran Hirsch
Mary Holland
Andrew Huszar
Jonathan Knaus
Lynne Kwalwasser & Charlie Wertheimer
Alex Lewin
Royal Bank of Scotland
Harold & Millie Solomon

This film was made possible by grants from
Ford Foundation
Joukowsky Family Foundation
Lef Moving Image Fund
Chicken & Egg Pictures
Margaret and Richard Merrell Foundation
The National Endowment for the Humanities
The Anthony Radziwill Documentary Fund, IFP Administrator
IREX
Garrett Scott Development Grant
The Anne S. Woolslayer Foundation
Leo Model Foundation

This film was supported by a grant from the Sundance Documentary Film Program

For complete credits please see pbs.org

My Perestroika is a co-production of Red Square Productions, Bungalow Town Productions, and ITVS International, in association with YLE Jenny Westergård and American Documentary | POV.

Executive Producer for ITVS
Sally Jo Fifer

Executive Producer for American Documentary | POV
Simon Kilmurry

This program was produced by Red Square Productions, which is solely responsible for its content.

© 2010 Red Square Productions





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My Perestroika gives you a privileged sense of learning the history of a place not from a book but from the people who lived it. Watching it is a little like attending a party in an unfamiliar city and discovering the place's secrets from the guests.”

— Stephen Holden,
The New York Times

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