The Sixth part of the world

Soviet Union, 1926

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Dziga Vertov was the founder of the Soviet documentary. He headed a group of experimental documentarists who took the name Kinoki, or Kino- Eyes. As a militant theorist he proclaimed the supremacy of what would now be called Cinema-Verite. His films and his theoretical writings have had an enormous and lasting influence on world cinema. “The sixth part of the World” is Vertov’s lyrical cinema poem to the vast expanses of the Soviet Union, grand, complicated, exotic and hugely popular.

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Credits

production company

Sovkino

director

Dziga Vertov

Duration

01:02:00:00

Production places
Soviet Union
Production dates
1926

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324950

Language

Russian

Audience classification

G

Sound/audio

Silent

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

TMDB-Movie

185579

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