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Title:
Beyond the steppes
Author:
Grochowska, Agnieszka, 1979- , actor.
Publication Information:
[United States] : Vanguard, [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Beyond the steppes-tells the story of a woman's forced journey to the steppes of Central Asia. Nina, a young Polish woman, is deported with her baby by the Soviet Army in 1940, to the deep hostile lands of the USSR. She has to work in a sovkhoz under the control of the Russian political police. When her child becomes ill, she leaves on a search to find medications with a group of Kazakh nomads. The film draws the intimate and personal experience of this woman, as she's forced into exile, struggling against the extreme conditions of this inhuman land.
General Note:
Special features: Trailer.
Language:
Polish
Reading Level:
Not rated.
UPC:
658769122930
Format :
DVD

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A desperate Polish mother risks her own life to save her infant son from dying of Dysentery while being forced to labor in a Sovkhoz work camp under the surveillance of Russian soldiers who will kill her should she attempt to escape, and seek the help of a doctor. Shortly after her husband Roman (Borys Szyc), an officer in the Polish Army, departs to fight on the front lines of World War II, young mother Nina (Agnieszka Grochowska) and her infant son are forced from their home by Russian soldiers, and escorted into the barren, infinite plains of Siberia. There, under the watch of cold and callous soldiers, Nina and the rest of the prisoners are forced to perform backbreaking manual labor. When her child falls ill and her captors refuse to provide him treatment, Nina makes a daring escape, placing her son's life in the hands of Kazakh nomads, and refusing to give up hope that he will survive their harrowing ordeal. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi