NOTICE: THIS VIDEO CLIP IS FROM A DOCUMENTARY ON THE GULAG AND SOVIET-ERA FORCED LABOR CAMPS. IT IS NOT EASY TO WATCH. LIVING CONDITIONS WHICH PEOPLE WERE FORCED TO ENDURE ARE DESCRIBED WITH HARD-TO-IMAGINE DETAIL. PROCEED WITH CAUTION.
This clip is also from GULAG, a documentary by Angus Macqueen which tells the story of Soviet forced-labor camps, and their prisoners, during the Stalinist age. Using their own words, and expressing personal anguish, people who were there provide histories which are both utterly sad and totally shocking.
In this segment, a survivor describes what it was like for her, and other women, in the GULAG camps. It is important for her, she says, to tell the truth about what people - who were essentially treated as slaves - were forced to endure.
Video clip, from GULAG, a documentary by Angus Macqueen. Copyright, Ronachan Films, all rights Reserved. Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the documentary.
Director: Angus Macqueen
Production Company: BBC
Grierson Award, Best British Documentary 1999
IDA Documentary Feature Award 2000, Los Angeles
British Academy and Royal Television Society Nominations
Video online, courtesy sobor.narod.ru