Revolutionary cinema: an annotated bibliography of the 1989 and 1991 revolutions through the lens of cinema

Christopher Shaffer, Troy University
Olga Casey, Troy University


Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to expose librarians, scholars and other interested parties to the numerous films available concerning the 1989 and 1991 European revolutions. The films that are discussed can potentially be used as ancillary sources that will lead to a more in-depth understanding of these topics. Design/methodology/approach: This paper is a literature review examining films relating to the 1989 and 1991 revolutions in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The findings are presented in the form of an annotated bibliography. Findings: A total of 24 films from eight countries are presented in this annotated bibliography. Originality/value: In researching this paper, the authors have been unable to find any similar works, which makes this work of particular value to those wanting to learn more about this period of change in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.