Record: elevator operator, The
elevator operator, The
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|DVD 335||Biddle Law Library|
Mint Leaf Productions
"The Elevator Operator is an intimate portrait of an immigrant forever caught between what hes left behind and his pursuit of the American Dream. Shy and unassuming, Eugene [Sheiman] shuttles passengers up and down in a manual elevator while he discusses his work, his emigration from Chernobyl, the joys of fatherhood and his recent US citizenship. In a moment of sadness, he wonders whether leaving his job as a journalist in Kiev was really worth it. Then he reassures himself, revealing his dream that some day his self-published novel will become a Hollywood blockbuster. This poetic snapshot takes students deep into the heart of the immigrant experience."--slipcase.