This one-hour documentary, part of the PBS series American Experience, is the story of the work of the American Relief Administration (ARA) to combat starvation in the new Soviet Russia from 1921-23. It is also the story of how two countries overcame their ideological barriers to cooperate on a vitally important project.The film is based on the book The Big Show in Bololand: The American Relief Expedition to Soviet Russia in the Famine of 1921 by Hoover Institution research fellow Bertrand Patenaude, who researched the book in the Hoover Archives.
Screening will be followed by Q&A and discussion with the film's writer/ producer Austin Hoyt.
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