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TS-50094-08

Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. (Melrose, MA 02176-3933)
Austin Hoyt (Project Director: November 2007 to present)

The Big Show in Bololand

Scripting of a 60-minute documentary film about the efforts of the American Relief Administration to combat starvation in the new Soviet Union from 1921–23.

"The Big Show in Bololand" is a 60-minute documentary on the work of the American Relief Administration (ARA) to combat starvation in the new Soviet Russia from 1921-23. It will focus on the challenges faced by two ARA volunteers. In the background are the distrust and the political agendas of an ardent anti-communist, the ARA's director Herbert Hoover, and the leader of Russia's new regime, Vladimir Lenin.

Project fields:
Media Studies

Program:
Media TV Scripting

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$70,000 (approved)
$70,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2008 – 1/31/2009