- Release Date: May 11, 2006
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- Summary: Summer 1991. Glasnost. Perestroika. The Soviet Union opens its doors to the West. On the other side of the world, a troupe of young actors from the La Mama Theater in New York City gather to participate in the first American/Ukrainian cultural exchange theater project in history. Among the troupe on its way to Ukraine is American actress and filmmaker Amy Grappell, who has brought a cinematographer to document the historic event. … Expand
- Director: Amy Grappell
- Genre(s): Documentary
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50Of historical interest, although a more experienced filmmaker would have made more of the sudden rush of events - and avoided the temptation to put himself or herself into nearly every frame, as Grappell does.
50Grappell implicitly uses the juxtaposition with the martyred Kurbas to gauge her commitment to her own art. Light From the East drinks freely from the triumphalist cup of the glasnost era.
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