Friday, October 4 at the Michigan. Free and open to the public.

Join us for a book signing with author Ruta Sepetys at 4 pm, followed by her CREES distinguished lecture: “From the Soviet Gulag to Franco’s Spain: Historical Fiction’s Power for Global Dialogue.” at 5:30 pm, and a presentation of the 2018 film, Ashes In The Snow at 7 pm.

In 1941, a 16 year-old aspiring artist and her family are deported to Siberia amidst Stalin’s brutal dismantling of the Baltic region. One girl’s passion for art and her never-ending hope will break the silence of history.

CREES is the Center for Russian, Eastern European, & Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan.

2018. Drama/Romance. 98 min. NR