Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
Shooting the Revolution Film Series - Soviet Propaganda Animation 1
Thursday, 16 March 2017 at 6 PM
SOVIET PROPAGANDA ANIMATION 1
The first screening in a 2-part program of Soviet propaganda animation offers an insight into the ways of creatively packaging Bolshevik ideology, implemented with a variety of animation techniques. The work of early Soviet visual artists demonstrates how irony, satire, grotesque, caricature, and a streamlined language of political propaganda are put to the service of the new regime, ridiculing and threatening the world bourgeoisie, claiming the moral superiority over capitalism, mocking the vices of the imperial past, and envisioning a bright internationalist and interplanetary future. Nikolai Khodataev, Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Yuri Merkulov, Zenon Kimissarenko, Dziga Vertov, and others are among the pioneers of political animation, which foregrounded rather than masked its agitational message.
INTERPLANETARY REVOLUTION (1924, directors Zenon Komisarenko, Yuri Merkulov, Nikolai Khodataev) - 7’50’’
SOVIET TOYS (1924, director Dziga Vertov) - 10’48’’
CHINA IN FLAMES (1925, directors Zenon Komissarenko, Yuri Merkulov, Nikolai Khodataev) - 31’51’’
WE'LL KEEP OUR EYES PEELED (1927, director Nikolai Khodataev) - 2’45’’
SAMOYED BOY (1928, directors Zinaida Brumberg, Valentina Brumberg) - 7’
THE MUSIC BOX (1933, director Nikolai Khodataev) - 20’21’’
BLACK AND WHITE (1933, directors Ivan Ivanov-Vano and Leonid Amalrik) - 2’30’’
The screening is introduced by Dr. Oksana Sarkisova (Blinken OSA)
Free admission. Limited seats are available on a first come first served basis.
Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives , 1051 Budapest, Arany János utca 32.