LIMMUD FSU Recharge Presenters 2022

What is Limmud? What are the Principles? Also, learn some of our History and more.

Michael Idov Screenwriter and director


Michael Idov is a screenwriter and director whose work includes Palme d’Or-nominated Leto, The Humorist, and Emmy-winning TV series Deutschland 83. Born in Soviet Latvia, he immigrated to the U.S. in his teens and worked as a journalist in New York, winning three National Magazine Awards for his writing, before moving on to film and TV. He lives In Los Angeles.


Give Me Liberty: Russian Storytelling Outside Russia

Can global Russian-themed content exist without a connection to the Russian Federation as a setting, market, or financier? Can a culture thrive outside of its own language? Should a group take control over its own narrative by fighting or reclaiming its own pop stereotypes? We will look at examples of various diasporas that have created their own bodies of popular work — Italian American, Asian American, Turkish German, Pakistani British — and try to imagine a future of Russian storytelling in a new world where major emigre enclaves are not (just) New York and London but Tbilisi, Yerevan, and Istanb