Finding Babel

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
Finding Babel a documentary film

Harvard Ed Portal (224 Western Ave. Allston, MA 02134)
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The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Harvard Ed Portal and are proud to present a film screening of Finding Babel followed by a discussion with director David Novack and Kate Rennebohm, a Ph.D. student in Harvard's Department of Visual and Environmental Studies. This event is in conjunction with the exhibition Romance and Reality: Posters from the Russian Revolution, marking the centennial of the Russian Revolution.

Seventy-five years after the execution of Soviet writer Isaac Babel, his grandson, Andrei Malaev-Babel, journeys to Russia, Ukraine, and France to come closer to the grandfather he never met. In Finding Babel, haunting animations, candid encounters, and a rare glimpse at the KGB archives resurrect a lost literary hero for the twenty-first century.

David Novack is the director and a writer/producer of Finding Babel. In addition to directing, Novack is a Professor of Film at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design where he enjoys mentoring a new generation of filmmakers.


David Novack, director, writer, and producer of Finding Babel; Professor of Film, University of Pennsylvania School of Design

Kate Rennebohm, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University 

Free admission with registration.

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Harvard Ed Portal.

For more information, please call 617-495-4037.