Raphaela Neihausen  

Raphaela Neihausen is the executive director of the acclaimed documentary series Stranger Than Fiction that takes place at the IFC Center, hailed as a "favorite New York documentary series" (New York Magazine) and "Best Documentary Programming" in New York (Time Out magazine). She is also executive director of the Montclair Film Festival. She worked for seven years at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman), advising Fortune 100 companies on strategic growth. Neihausen produced the documentary Miss Gulag (recipient of grants from the Ford Foundation and Sundance Documentary Fund) that premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and went on to be broadcast all over the world. She speaks six languages and holds a BSFS/MA from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. (8/14)

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A film by Raphaela Neihausen, 2007, 62 min, Color

MISS GULAG is a rare look at the lives of the first generation of women to come of age in post-Soviet Russia, where women’s unemployment and incarceration rates are very high. Shot inside a Siberian prison camp and the surrounding countryside, this absorbing documentary traces the individual paths of three young women now at different…

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