Executive Producer – Paul R. Gregory, Director – Marianna Yarovskaya
Portraits of five women – last survivors of the Gulag.
A feature length documentary “Women of the Gulag” will profile survivors of the Stalin Gulag. Her film will consist of multiple interviews with women who survived 5 to 25 years of exile in the Gulag created during the reign of Stalin where millions perished because of the extremely brutal conditions. The Gulag profiled in Nobel Prize winning author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s books One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and The Gulag Archipelago was used by Stalin as a dumping ground for those he feared were potential enemies of the state. Including some of the women profiled in Stanford University’s Hoover Institute Fellow Paul Gregory “Women of the Gulag”, Yarovskaya’s film will provide the first detailed examination of the heroic stories of survival and struggle these woman faced. It is estimated that over 25% of the 2 million Russians sent to the Gulag were women and children.