The Resource Finding Babel

Finding Babel

Label
Finding Babel
Title
Finding Babel
Contributor
Film director
Film producer
Screenwriter
Voice actor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Finding Babel follows the grandson of famed Russian-Jewish author Isaac Babel as he searches for answers to better understand the enigmatic man he never met. Babel's writings, considered masterpieces of Russian literature, challenged the reality of life under rising Soviet totalitarianism, leading to his execution as part of Stalin's purges in 1940. Andrei Malaev-Babel journeys through locations deeply tied to the life and writings of his grandfather, where he confronts lingering traces of a turbulent history that echo in Babel's stories and in the climate and conflicts of today's Ukraine and Russia. With each stop, Andrei gets closer to the truth about his grandfather and the complex stories that he wrote with depth and hidden meaning. Mentored by Maxim Gorky, Babel was thrust upon the international stage with Red Cavalry, a bold war narrative, followed by Odessa Stories. His many short stories and stage plays examined Soviet society with a critical eye. Woven into the film are excerpts from Babel's writings read by actor Liev Schreiber, coupled with unique, ethereal animations that serve to illustrate Babel's works. Ultimately, through powerful interviews, including Babel's widow, and a painful examination of his formerly secret case file, Andrei learns more of the details of his grandfather's arrest, torture and execution. As the first American film crew allowed inside KGB archives, Andrei and the filmmakers gained unprecedented access to Babel's file. Chillingly, Andrei found his grandfather's last act of writing -- not a hoped for lost manuscript or personal letter -- but rather a shaky signature officially acknowledging his death sentence. The search for Babel shows that although the author was executed, his works still resonate powerfully with lessons for today. FEATURED IN THE FILM: -Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Nobel-nominated Russian poet. -Antonina Pirozhkova, Babel's wife and Andrei's grandmother. -Marina Vlady, renowned Russian-French actor. -Vitaly Shentalinsky, author of ARRESTED VOICES: Resurrecting the Disappeared Writers of the Soviet Regime
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directed by David Novack
Intended audience
Not rated
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PerformerNote
Voice of Isaac Babel: Liev Schreiber ; commentary, Andrei Malaev-Babel, Antonina Pirojkova, Leonid Zorin, Yelena Shubina
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Novack, David
  • Malaev-Babel, Andrei
  • Liem, Kris.
  • Pirozhkova, A. N.
  • Schreiber, Liev
  • hoopla digital
Runtime
88
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Babelʹ, I.
  • Authors, Soviet
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Finding Babel
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12722388?utm_source=MARC
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 88 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12722388
Publisher number
MWT12722388
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Finding Babel
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12722388?utm_source=MARC
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 88 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12722388
Publisher number
MWT12722388
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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