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When I Grow Up (Little Odessa)

Film & Video 2012-2013

BluePrint Fellow and filmmaker, Kate Balandina, illuminates the lack of communication within Russian Jewish families who live in Odessa, Ukraine, as well as those who reside in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn (A.K.A. “Little Odessa“). The film explores the lost connection between generations on both sides of the Atlantic.

The film premiered at the Brooklyn Lyceum on March 17, 2014.

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Kate Balandina When I Grow Up (Little Odessa)