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In the name of love [videorecording] / a film by Shannon O'Rourke ; producer & director, Shannon O'Rourke ; SOR Productions, Inc
Alternate Title Subtitle on container : Modern day mail order brides [videorecording]
Los Angeles, CA : SOR Productions Inc. ; Harriman, NY : Distributed by New Day Films, c2002
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  HQ1032 .I58 2002    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Women
Women -- Russia
Foreign spouses
Mail order brides -- Russia
Marriage brokerage -- Russia
Intercountry marriage -- United States
Single mothers -- Russia -- Economic conditions
Culture shock -- United States
Women -- Russia -- Social life and customs
Women -- Russia (Federation) -- Social conditions
Women -- Former Soviet republics -- Social conditions
Women -- Russia (Federation) -- Economic conditions
Women -- Former Soviet republics -- Economic conditions
Documentary films
Physical Description 1 videodisc (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD-R
Note This disc has been recorded using DVD-R equipment and may not play in all DVD players or drives
Performer/Participant Ina Kremert, Lynn Visson, Michael "Mondo" Mondini, Svetlana Zagordnikova, Svetlana Novikova, Elena Voskressenskaya, Mike Potter, John O'Scanlon, Elena Roche, Vladimir Paperny, Warren Roche
Credits Executive producer, Sydney Pollack ; editor, Yana Gorskaya ; cinematographer, Sergei Drozdovsky, Chapin Wilson ; composer, Daniel Hulsizer ; translation, Grisha Dimant, Konstantin Evgienko, Nadya Karypkina, Olga Khramova, Andre Koutouza, Inga Sakovich
Summary Russia's dismal post-Soviet economy has given rise to widespread alcoholism, depression, and divorce. One consequence is that many desperate young Russian women turn to marriage agencies in a bid to escape--those linking Russian women with "rich" American men are thriving. Filmed principally in St. Petersburg over several years, this film examines the motivations of two agency heads and follows several of these women as they seek a brighter future. Told from all these women's point of view, this is an often brilliant, funny, and unflinching examination of a cultural reality: the 'mail-order bride' with a clear-eyed certainty about what she is doing, and why
Awards CINE Golden Eagle Award; Best Documentary, Portland Women's Film Festival; Best Documentary, Temecula Film Festival
Alternate Author O'Rourke, Shannon
SOR Productions, Inc
New Day Films

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