Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin, Chairman
Hon. Christopher H. Smith, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
July 18, 2013
U.S. HELSINKI COMMISSION TO SCREEN AWARD-WINNING FILM AGE OF DELIRIUM
(Washington, DC) The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) today announced the following screening and discussion:
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Room 210 Cannon House Office Building
Age of Delirium, produced by Russia scholar and former Moscow correspondent David Satter, chronicles the fall of the Soviet Union through the personal stories of those who lived this momentous transformation. The film is based on Satter's book, Age of Delirium: the Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union acclaimed by the Virginia Quarterly Review as, "the finest or one of the finest psychological portraits of Russia in the 1970s and 1980s.” Delirium received the prestigious 2013 Van Gogh Grand Jury Award at the Amsterdam Film Festival and has been screened in Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, and New Zealand.
David Satter, Russia scholar and former Moscow correspondent
Kevin Klose, President and CEO, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission, is an independent agency of the Federal Government charged with monitoring compliance with the Helsinki Accords and advancing comprehensive security through promotion of human rights, democracy, and economic, environmental and military cooperation in 57 countries. The Commission consists of nine members from the U.S. Senate, nine from the House of Representatives, and one member each from the Departments of State, Defense, and Commerce.
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