From Sochi to Yerevan

In this series Jelle Brandt Corstius travels from Sochi in Russia through the Caucasus to Yerevan in Armenia. Far from political power games and war intrigues, he visits remote mountain villages and meets proud people with a strong desire to be independent.

Documentary - Human Interest & Society

6 x 45

Ep. 2 Stalin's Long Arm

Stalin was born in the town of Gori, in the mountains of Georgia. He spent his young life in various places in the Caucasus. More...

Stalin was born in the town of Gori, in the mountains of Georgia. He spent his young life in various places in the Caucasus. The house where he was born is still there, complete with gift shop selling Stalin snow globes. How do the Georgians look back at Stalin? Is he a hero or a villain? Or both? Jelle visits the grave of Stalin’s first wife, and the prison in Baku where he was once held. Then we head into the mountains. Even in the remotest villages, Stalin’s influence can be felt.

Documentary
Hans Pool
2014
De Haaien
6 x 45
VPRO
 
 
 

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