Thursday, August 9, 2012

Born in the USSR 7, 14, 21, and 28UP!!!

Off and on this year I have been checking to see if one of my favorites documentaries of all times Born in the USSR, produced the fourth segment, 28UP.  For those of you who are not familiar with this film, it is a film about the life of several kids (now 28!) who began filming when they were 7 years of age.  The kids were asked questions about God, politics, life, future, etc.  They were then filmed every 7 years at 14, 21,  and most currently 28.  Their current life events filmed, some of the questions revisited, their dreams at certain ages compared to their reality now.   Every film combines segments from previous film(s).  For a long time, these films were not readily available to view online (something to do with copyright).

I was first introduced to this series about 7 years go when I received an invitation to meet the director, Sergey Miroshnechenko and see 21 Up at Lewis and Clark.  I fell in love with the kids and their candid answers.  I  told everyone I knew about the film.  I was able to find 21Up online and posted it on my blog.  However, the film was broken into 3 parts and soon part 3 became unavailable.

Anyway, the film is very well made.   For some reason, all four are now available and I present them to you here.  You're welcome.

28 Up Part 1
28 Up Part 2

  21 years of age (part 1)

 21 year of age (part 2)

 When the kids turned 14.

  Finally, the very first film when the kids were 7.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Must Read

A great article about child rearing. I need to read this and the author's book like 9 years ago.