Miss Gulag – The Other Beauty Pagent in Russia…

We received an interesting e-mail about a movie that was being promoted. Now usually if it is in the spam system and from Russia. Then it is history. Gmail has a tendency no matter what I try to do. It will spam Russian e-mail letters and since it was in the form of many of the spam letters we get. I am surprised that it survived my deletion attempt…

But something stopped Google from working correctly and I took a real look at the letter. Here is the letter that was in our spam box…

Hi Kyle and Svet,

My name is Annmarie and I represent the documentary film Miss Gulag. We’ve just released the DVD and we thought the story would really interest your readers (it’s about a beauty pageant held every year in a Siberian woman’s prison, and looks at the first generation of women to come of age in post-Soviet Russia.) Some background: the film was funded in part by the Ford Foundation and Sundance Documentary Fund, premiered at the Berlinale, and played at over 35 other international festivals. I’d love to work with you to promote it if possible, either with a DVD review or an interview with the director, who will be in New York for the next few months. I’d be happy to arrange for a review copy or streaming option. I look forward to being in touch with you further!

Best,

Annmarie

www.missgulag.com

www.facebook.com/missGULAG

Sometimes I follow how life takes the flow and in this case, Sveta and I took a close look at this movie. It was not a spam e-mail…

Here is what we found…

About The Film:
Through the prism of a beauty pageant staged by female inmates of a Siberian prison camp emerges a complex narrative of the lives of the first generation of women to come of age in Post-Soviet Russia.

Miss GULAG explores the individual destinies of three women: Yulia, Tatiana, and Natasha, all bound together by long prison sentences and circumstances that have made them the vigilantes of their own destinies.

For these women, undoubtedly, life is harsh under the constant surveillance of UF-91/9, but it is no less so on the outside. Today they, their families, and loved ones are sustained by hope for a better life upon release. This is a story of survival told from both sides of the fence.

After some studying, watching longer sections of the film and finalizing the fact that this is legit. Sveta and I found that we really liked it and we are going to attempt to get the whole Miss Gulag film. They have offered us a review copy and if that is correct we will take them up on that offer…

We will most likely have several more articles pertaining to this movie and I do know that Sveta will plan on posting something about Miss Gulag on our video blog

So until they get back to us. We will leave it where we are at this point and you should be looking for future updates on this particular interest…

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