From a San Jose Mercury News story on Stanford’s first Fulbright scholar from Mongolia:
A young woman from the steppes of Mongolia was living in Russia in 1988. A friend invited her to a secret screening of an underground movie about a struggle against oppression.
“There were 20 or 30 people in a small basement room,” Oyuna Tsedevdamba recalled recently. “Humankind was fighting these machines, and my first feeling was, ‘It is about us. It is about everybody who is living in this system’.”
She was watching “The Terminator.”
Tsedevdamba, a pro-democracy activist in Mongolia, is studying international policy at Stanford.