«Our Common Victory»: pre-production

Introductory lectures

Week 6

February 3 (Monday)

12:15-14:00, E-0103

Marianne Neerland Soleim (Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology)

Lecture: “The War in the North”

Summary: Lecture on the Second World War in Northern-Norway. Students will learn about the German attack on Norway, the occupation regime, everyday life and the minorities in the North. Focus is also on the last year of German occupation with the forced evacuation of Finnmark and Nord-Troms, and the Soviet liberation of Eastern Finnmark in October 1944.

 

Week 7

February 10 (Monday)

12:15-14:00, C-1006

Kari Aga Myklebost (Professor, Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology)

Lecture: “Memories of the War and the Liberation in the North in Norway and Russia

Summary: The lecture will shed light on how the war and the liberation in the North is portrayed in history books and remembered among ordinary people of Norway and Russia. The content and meaning of the joint Norwegian-Russian commemorations of the liberation from the 1950s and up until today will also be discussed.

 

February 13 (Thursday)

13:15-14:00, C-1007

Elena Bjørgve, Guro Reisæter, and Svetlana Sokolova (Department of Language and Culture)

Brainstorming seminar

Summary: The brainstorming seminar will be an informal meeting with tea and snacks, where the project participants will get to know each other better. As part of the agenda, we will discuss some of the following issues:

  • what excites you most about the project (meeting new people, seeing new places, using a foreign language, learning new things about history, etc.);
  • what kind of activity are you most interested in (e.g. formulating questions, writing a script, interviewing, filming, editing, working with subtitles, etc.);
  • what do you know about WWII in the North, what does this war mean to you and what would you like to learn;
  • what kind of questions would you ask the informants;
  • what could be the main idea of the film?

At the end of the seminar,  we will plan what kind of groups we could have, decide on the provisional devision of labor within the groups, and come up with a list of potential topics for the film.

 

Week 8

February 17 (Monday)

12:15-14:00, E-0103

Marianne Neerland Soleim and Kari Aga Myklebost (Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology)

Seminar: “Interviewing time witnesses about the war – methodological issues”

Summary: The seminar will present main methodological issues and discuss how to conduct interviews with time witnesses from the war. There will also be time for the students to discuss and formulate questions for their individual film projects.

 

16:15-17:00, aud. 6.222
 (Teorifagbygget 6 — se på kartet)

«TODAY IN THE MURMANSK DIRECTION: NORWAY»

Svetlana Bokova and Valery Gavel (REC.A, 2019, 28 min, English subtitles)

Screening of the last story, «Norway», from the film «Today in the Murmansk direction» presented at TIFF 2020 (courtesy of the film studio REC.A).

Synopsis: In any story of war, there are global operations and there are smaller, more local episodes that do not necessarily fit into the grand narrative. TODAY IN THE MURMANSK DIRECTION… is composed of seven stories that explore questions of particular interest in the context of the High North. It is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in the Arctic, with particular attention to the Petsamo-Kirkenes operation.

 

February 20 (Thursday)

08:15-10:00, E-0103

Fredrik Mortensen (Research Technician, MediaLab)

Lecture: “Hvordan lager man film?”

 

Om prosjektet «Vår felles seier – Our common victory – Наша общая победа»

 

Hva gjelder prosjektet?

I mai 2020 skal vi markere at det er 75 år siden andre verdenskrig var slutt. Krigen satte veldig dype spor både i russisk og nord-norsk historie og preger de moderne samfunnene i Norge og Russland i ulik grad også i dag.
Dette er et prosjekt hvor studenter i Tromsø og Arkhangelsk, som studerer russisk og norsk språk, historie, kultur og samfunn, skal få bedre kunnskap om hverandre gjennom en dypere innsikt i hva krigen var og betydde for lokalbefolkningen her i nord.

Hvordan skal dette gjøres?

Gjennom hele prosjektet vil studentene måtte øve og praktisere begge språkene. Russiske studenter som studerer norsk skal forberede og gjennomføre samtaler og intervjuer på norsk med mennesker fra forskjellige aldersgrupper i Tromsø, og norske studenter som studerer russisk, skal dra til i Arkhangelsk i Russland og der gjennomføre samme type intervjuer på russisk.

Hva blir resultatet?

Resultatet av prosjektet blir en film hvor studentene også må jobbe med oversettelse samt å skrive filmteksting på det språket de lærer. I tillegg skal vi organisere seminarer hvor russiske og norske professorer i historie foreleser om temaet andre verdenskrig i nord, sett fra ulike perspektiv. Studenter skal delta på faglige og sosiale sammenkomster hvor de blant annet kan dele inntrykk, kunnskap og meninger etter sine intervjuer.

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