7:15 pm - 9 pm
"THE LAW OF SURVIVAL"
FOLLOWED BY WINE AND CHEESE
Written and Directed by Max Royz
Official Selection of the 21st International Festival of Journalists, Dagomys, Russia
International Film Festival OPEN ARCTIC 2017
The Law of Survival is the story of Polina Gelman, the only Jewish woman awarded the Gold Star Hero of the Soviet Union. According to Red Army regulations, a bomber could receive the Gold Star only after making one hundred successful flights. From 1942-1945, Polina Gelman’s flight log recorded 869 combat flights and 1300 hours in the air. This 40-minutes documentary is a tribute to this incredible woman, but also deals with the much broader issue of Jewish participation in WWII.
ABOUT MAX ROYZ
In 1986, became the first Russian born Canadian Jew to volunteer for service in the IDF.
In 1992, while working as a columnist with The Ottawa Sun, became the first foreign journalist to spend a month in the Kremlin. His book, "Stranger in the Kremlin," with Introduction by prominent Soviet political dissident Vladimir Bukovsky, became an instant bestseller in Russia.
Max is the author of 15 books and Chekhov Prize Winner in Literature.
His film "Hockey, Hockey" received two International Prizes
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Movie Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl-tBN_F8Uo