Meeting Gorbachev - Film Block 5
A riveting documentary filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, Meeting Gorbachev provides incredible access to, arguably, the worlds greatest living politician.
Now 87 and battling illness, the visionary Mikhail Gorbachev, former general secretary of the U.S.S.R., has mellowed and slowed down. Still, gently but resolutely, he is pushing towards his goals.
Co-director Werner Herzog, as an on-screen interviewer, does not disguise his affection, celebrating Gorbachevs three remarkable accomplishments: Negotiations with the United States to reduce nuclear weapons; cessation of Soviet control of Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany; and the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc. All of this was done in six years. One German diplomat sums up Gorbachevs approach: The process went so quickly that opponents were overcome by the reality of the situation. Herzog and Singer remind the viewer of the drastic and unforeseeable way the world changes.
Hayes Presidential Library & Museums Grounds (View)
Fremont, OH 43420
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