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Record: elevator operator, The


Title:

elevator operator, The

Video Call Number: Location:
DVD 335 Biddle Law Library

Production Company

Mint Leaf Productions

Year: Running Time: Format:
2005 0:08 DVD

Summary:

"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.

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