"Finding Dzhulynka"
A Family's Search 
in Another Place for Another Time


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Reviews & Viewer Comments

"This impressive program chronicles an American family's search for their roots as they travel to Russia and Ukraine in 2001. ... background historical information and the impact of the Russian Revolution on this family are well presented. Suggested for public library family history and Russian heritage collections."
 -- James Scholtz, Booklist

"Recommended, particularly if your library has a Russian collection."
 -- Christopher Johnson, Library Journal

"A resonance of, and a link with, the past that sends shivers down the spine."
-- Vera Liber, GB-Russia Society Journal

"A unique and splendid production that should delight the viewer. Rating: Highly Recommended"
 -- Michael Fein, Educational Media Reviews Online

"Finding Dzhulynka makes the history of late Imperial and Soviet Russia come alive. The DVD is as gripping as a mystery story and as compelling as a romance novel."
 --Mary Conroy, BuyIndies.com

"I was riveted by your story and how well you told it. Brilliant." 
-- Charles Mintzer, Brooklyn, NY

"Finding Dzhulynka is a wonderful story -- poignant, emotional and compelling.  The film takes us along, making your journey an interactive one -- it personalizes the process. It is a true labor of love."
-- Libby Atwater, Ventura, CA

"I can never tell you how much your film moved me and brought tears to my eyes. You captured the essence of the past and all I had always imagined about the Russian people and the horrific trials they have endured."
-- Anna Edouard, St. Malo, France

 "It is amazing! It was very well done. I feel as though I went there too!"
-- Meghan Wascowitz, Avon, CT

"I did not want this to be over! It was fabulous. It has the quality of a good mystery. There are so many in this country that have lost their roots. This is very, very important. So profound!" 
-- Jill Freeman, Burbank, CA

"Thank you for your superbly done video. It was a masterpiece." 
-- Robert Dunford, Snellville, GA

"Your video is fabulous! What a story."

-- Fran Morley, Fairhope, AL

"Finding Dzhulynka succeeds brilliantly."
 -- Charles Hale, New York, NY

"Your film is a work of art.  It is truly a triumph of time and place and personal tenacity."
-- Noel Tipton, Eastham, MA

"I enjoyed the mystery of your search. What a great gift you have created."
-- Joan Goodstein, Sherman Oaks, CA

"It's truly a work of art."
-- Paula Slavens, Beaverton, OR