Learn about the Soviet Red Army Hockey Team, with Director Gabe Polsky

Oscar® nominated and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Gabe Polsky joins the show today. He directed RED ARMY, a feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team.  Download the show on iTunes.

Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. From the USSR to Russia, the film examines how sport mirrors social and cultural movements and parallels the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union.  RED ARMY is an inspiring story about the Cold War played out on the ice rink, and a man who stood up to a powerful system and paved the way for change for generations of Russians.

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