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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Godless (Bezbog) | Ralitza Petrova | Bulgaria, Denmark, 2016

Film - Feature | April 9 | 3:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


In post-Communist Bulgaria, justice is rare and making the right choice comes at a cost. A home care nurse faces her own difficult choices in this bold observation of a woman trapped in a fatalistic culture.


General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Neighbourhood Perceptions of the Ukraine Crisis: From the Soviet Union into Eurasia?

Lecture | April 11 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Katarzyna Stoklosa, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Management, Centre for Border Region Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg; Jussi Laine, Assistant Professor of Multidisciplinary Border Studies at the Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland; James Scott, Professor of Multidisciplinary Border Studies at the Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland; Gerhard Besier, Director, Sigmund Neumann Institute (Berlin, Dresden, Flensburg); Steen Bo Frandsen, Head of Centre for Border Region Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


Recent events in Ukraine and Russia and the subsequent incorporation of Crimea into the Russian state, with the support of some circles of inhabitants of the peninsula, have shown that the desire of people to belong to the Western part of Europe should not automatically be assumed. Discussing different perceptions of the Ukrainian-Russian war in neighbouring countries, this book offers an...   More >



Sieranevada | Cristi Puiu | Romania, 2016

Film - Feature | April 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


A movie about big themes set in a small space, the latest from Romanian master Cristi Puiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu) takes place in a flat where relatives wait for a priest to deliver last rites to the family patriarch.


General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

At the Edge of the Nation: The Southern Kurils and the Search for Russia’s National Identity

Lecture | April 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Paul Richardson, Lecturer, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


This paper takes up the issue of the remote and beguiling Southern Kuril Islands in order to explore divergent and contradictory ideas, convictions, and beliefs on what constitutes “national” identity in post-Soviet Russia. These islands – which are administered by Russia but claimed by Japan – present us with unique insights into the ways in which competing territorial visions of the nation are...   More >