Chemodan Films Presents: "Manchurian Sleepwalkers"

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19:00, Wednesday 4 Aug 2021 (2 hours)
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Film Screening: Manchurian Sleepwalkers

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Manchurian Sleepwalkers is a documentary directed by Dr. Thomas Lahusen that takes viewers through the memories of Russians, Poles, Germans, and Japanese who lived in Harbin in the first half of the twentieth century.
Please see the Chemodan Films website for more information and the trailer of the documentary:

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Dr. Thomas Lahusen's current research focuses on the study of cinema as historical source. He is partner in Chemodan Films, which has produced several documentary films on Russia, including The Province of Lost Film (2006), The Uprising (2006), and Komsomolsk mon amour (2007). His work has been featured at a number of international film festivals and public screenings.

A prolific writer, Dr. Lahusen is the author of more than 50 articles and the following books:

  • Intimacy and Terror: Soviet Diaries of the 1930s, with co-editors Veronique Garros & Natalia Korenevskaya (New Press, 1995)
  • How Life Writes the Book: Real Socialism and Socialist Realism in Stalin's Russia (Cornell Univervity Press: 1997)
  • Harbin and Manchuria: Place, Space, and Identity (Duke University Press: 2001)
  • What is Soviet Now?: Identities, Legacies, Memories, with co-editor Peter H. Solomon, Jr. (Lit Verlag: 2008)
  • Postsocialist Landscapes: Real and Imaginary Spaces from Stalinstadt to Pyongyang, ed. Thomas Lahusen and Schamma Schahadat (Bielefleld: transcript publishing, 2020)

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