Bud Watch Party features groundbreaking Gorbachev documentary through Oct. 26 | SteamboatToday.com

Bud Watch Party features groundbreaking Gorbachev documentary through Oct. 26

Through Oct. 26, Bud Werner Memorial Library is streaming the documentary “Meeting Gorbachev,” which explores pivotal moments in the Soviet Union’s history through a series of interviews with the late former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R. Mikhail Gorbachev.

The documentary, directed by Werner Herzog and André Singer, discusses three of Gorbachev’s biggest accomplishments, which all took place in the span of six years: Negotiations with the U.S. to reduce nuclear weapon counts, cessation of Soviet control of Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany and the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc.

“The process went so quickly that … opponents were overcome by the reality of the situation,” one German diplomat said when describing Gorbachev’s approach. The film can be accessed using a library card. For more, Steamboatlibrary.org/Events/MeetingGorbachev.

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