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Russian space exploration film festival

Wednesday 11 November 2015

In conjunction with the ‘Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age’ exhibition currently running at the Science Museum, two Russian films about space exploration will be shown at the Mile End campus on Thursday 12 and Saturday 14 November.

The screenings are organised by the Russian Community Council UK (Vice Chair is Oxana Gouli in IT Services) and our local Tower Hamlets community organisations, Sputnik Association of Russian-Speaking Women and the Russian Voluntary Bureau, with support from the Students’ Union and the KazAlliance Society. The film screenings will have English subtitles and are free for all QMUL staff and students. There will also be input from the local Newham-based educational and cultural centre Globus on Saturday. The film festival is supported by the Science Museum, the Rossotrudnichestvo and the Russian Embassy.

For more details, please contact Oxana Gouli at o.gouli@qmul.ac.uk or 0207 882 6173.

The screenings are free for QMUL staff and students. Booking is not required but please bring along your QMUL student card. External visitors can book using the links below.

DREAMING OF SPACE / КОСМОС КАК ПРЕДЧУВСТВИЕ

2005, Russia
Running time: 1h 30m
Director: Alexei Uchitel

A story of a simple, naive Russian man Konek and the people around him: his love and her sister and a mysterious man. The film is set in 1957, time of changes, time of waiting for something big to happen. Golden George Prize at the 27th Moscow International Film Festival.

Thursday 12 November, 6.30pm,
GO Jones Lecture Theatre, Mile End campus

Booking: https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/38637/chk/d5a1

SPACE DOGS / БЕЛКА И СТРЕЛКА. ЗВЕЗДНЫЕ СОБАКИ

2010, Russia
Running time: 1h 28m
Directors: Inna Evlannikova, Sviatoslav Ushakov

Animated film. The film is based on the story of Soviet space dogs and honors the first animals who survived an orbital space trip.

Saturday 14 November, 5pm
David Sizer Lecture Theatre, Francis Bancroft Building, Mile End campus

Booking: https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/38641/chk/6b48

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