"Cycles and Revolutions" is a documentary investigating the life and times of Jews in Revolution-era and Soviet Russia, presented through both personal and universal lenses. Beginning by creating a picture of the time and lives of Jews in Czarist Russia and their role in the revolution and continuing through life under Soviet rule, we explore the price that Soviet Jewry paid for the Jewish participation in the creation of the Soviet State — namely, the public sentiment and institutionalized anti-Semitic policies of the period. Finally, we examine the last 30 years: the Jewish exodus from and role in the collapse of the Soviet Union. Taken together we hope to illustrate the cycles of cause and effect, oppression and revolution in Eastern European Jewry; and how this combined history has led to the questions of identity facing many ex-Soviet Jews living there and around the world today.
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