The Fall of the Iron Curtain Echoes in Chicago

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Children of the Silent Revolution Premiere Screenings on June 7th and June 8th.
Viktoria Ershova
Chicago Premiere of the Documentary Children of the Silent Revolution

Expat community gathers for the premiere of the documentary Children of the Silent Revolution.

CHICAGO, May 30th, 2018 – Filmmaker Viktoria Ershova and Bulgarian Community Center Magura present the Chicago premiere of the feature documentary Children of the Silent Revolution with two screenings, on June 7th , 2018 at 7:00pm at DePaul University Downtown campus (14 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago) and June 8th, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Arlington Heights Library in Arlington Heights (500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights). The film shows the aftermath of the most significant world event from the second half of the 20th century – the fall of communism across Eastern Europe, as experienced by a group of classmates from Bulgaria over a period of 20 years .

“The film is a meditation on youth and the process of growing up amid the broken promises of capitalism,” says Chris Boeckmann, programmer of True/False Film Festival. “It is a powerful memoir and love letter to Viktoria’s classmates, as well as a compelling historical document about Bulgaria’s recent history.”

The story of Bulgaria’s experiences with capitalism, including a slew of demagogue leaders and popular desires for the country to be fixed, is eerily resonant with today’s political environment in the U.S. Yet the intimate portrayals of the characters’ personal journeys give a broader perspective on the true meaning of transformation and what is most significant in one’s life.

Both screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and an after-party. Further information on the film and a full trailer can be found on the Children of the Silent Revolution Website Tickets are available at

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