Is this the Dziga you’re looking for?

Dziga Vertov, at birth named David Abelevich Kaufman, played a crucial part in revolutionary cinema during the rise of Lenin’s Bolsheviks during the 1920s and onto 1930s. Vertov was influential in the spread of the Russian Revolution in a time without instant and mass communication, where he would produce “revolutionary propaganda” in the form of cinema … Continue reading Is this the Dziga you’re looking for?

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Back to the Futurist: Dziga Vertov’s Man With a Movie Camera

This blog’s home page image features a still from Dziga Vertov’s 1929 film, Man with a Movie Camera. Considered the first documentary film ever made, it’s a movie I’ve long admired for its inventiveness and ingenuity. Prior to this post, I had little idea about how significantly the Russian Futurist movement influenced Vertov and this film. However, […]

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