Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Kino-pravda no. 21 - Leninskaia Kino-pravda. Kinopoema o Lenine (1925)

Kino-Pravda No. 21 (with English/German subs)

Leninskaja Kino-Pravda. Kinopoema o Lenine (Lenin Kino-Pravda. A Film Poem About Lenin) Issue Date: January 21, 1925 Duration: 32 min 28 sec (18 fps) Directed by: Dziga Vertov Produced by: Goskino (K...

``Kino Pravda`` is a series of 23 ``newsreels`` by Vertov (1922-1925). The best-known of them is No. 21, ``21-aya Kino-Pravda Leninskaya - K godovshchine smerty`` (1925), which commemorates the first anniversary of Lenin`s death. Each newsreel runs ca. 30 min.

 Quote: Working mainly during the 1920s, Vertov promoted the concept of kino-pravda, or film-truth, through his newsreel series. His driving vision was to capture fragments of actuality which, when organized together, showed a deeper truth which could not be seen with the naked eye. In the ``Kino-Pravda`` series, Vertov focused on everyday experiences, eschewing bourgeois concerns and filming marketplaces, bars, and schools instead, sometimes with a hidden camera, without asking permission first.

screenshots of the old soviet documentary

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