HOUSTON, TX (May 17, 2005) - Holocaust Museum
Houston will present a free screening of the award-winning Russian film
"The Fate of a Man," based on a story by Nobel Prize-winner Mikhail
Sholokov, on Thursday, June 9, with advance remarks by Nikolay N.
Platoshkin, senior consul of the Consulate General of the Russian
Federation in Houston.
The screening, offered in conjunction with the Houston Chapter of
the American Jewish Committee, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Museum, 5401
Caroline St., in Houston's Museum District.
Directed by and starring Sergei Bondarchuk, the film is an emotional
story about an escaped prisoner of war who tries to make a new
beginning with an orphaned boy during World War II. Based on a story
written by Sholokov, the film version won the grand prize at the 1959
Moscow International Film Festival.
The movie is being shown as part of the consulate's "Year in Russia"
programming, and Platoshkin will provide introductory remarks.
A graduate of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations,
Platoshkin himself is the author of two books in Russian on German and
Spanish history. He began his career with the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs in Russia in 1987. From 1987 to 1992, he served as an attaché
at the Russian embassy in Germany. From 1992 to 1995, he worked at the
4th European Directorate of the ministry, and in 1995 became first
secretary at the Russian embassy in Berlin, where he headed its
political desk. In 1998, he became head of the Armenian section at the
ministry and became deputy consul general of the Russian Federation in
Houston in May 2004.
Holocaust Museum Houston promotes awareness and educates the
public of the dangers of prejudice, hatred and violence against the
backdrop of the Holocaust by fostering remembrance, understanding and
education. Holocaust Museum Houston is free and open to the public and
is located in Houston's Museum District at 5401 Caroline St., Houston,
For more information about Holocaust Museum Houston, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.