Organised crime and corruption have become embedded in political and social milieus of many post-Soviet states. The masterclass will look at the developments in organised crime and political corruption in the countries of post-Soviet Eurasia trying to account for the variations in political‒criminal collusion.
Join BAFTA award winning film and television director, Margy Kinmonth, for a masterclass exploring film making in Russia. The masterclass includes screenings of films by Kinmonth focusing on working with archives, art and the impact of the Revolution. These will be complemented by discussions on working with the archives of some of Russia's most established art institutions and museums, reflecting the impact of the Revolution on the Russian cultural and political scene. The masterclass will feature a sneak preview presentation of Margy Kinmonth’s new feature documentary in development - “Magic Staircase”. With thanks to Foxtrot Films Ltd.
George Bernard Shaw once wrote that “it is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him”. The speech of a character in a novel written in English would describe them better than the most detailed CV. If the author wants to sketch a memorable image of a character, add some local colour, revile (or extol) social differences, picture national conflicts — he or she would always find a common expression, foreign accent or inimitable dialect. To say nothing of the situations when a novel puts together British and American characters ‘divided by a common language.’ How can one translate all that polyphony into Russian? In the course of our session, we will have a look at the methods of different translators, and try our hand at a few short texts.