FACING THE DEAD
In the years that Stalin ruled the Soviet Union, photographs of the 20 million people, so-called "enemies of the state" who were killed or perished in labor camps, were banned on pain of death. Families cut loved ones out of group portraits, school children blacked revolutionary heroes out of their history books, and the secret police destroyed whatever was left. In FACING THE DEAD, filmmaker Gabrielle Pfeiffer follows British photo archivist, David King, through today's Russia on a quest for photographs of the lost faces of a generation.
|international title:||FACING THE DEAD|
|original title:||IM ANGESICHT DES TODES|
|directed by:||Gabrielle Pfeiffer|
|cinematography by:||Gabrielle Pfeiffer|
|film editing:||Gabrielle Pfeiffer|
|production:||Lichtblick Film & TV Produktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), ARTE France|