The Sixth part of the world

Soviet Union, 1926

Film
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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.

Credits

director

Dziga Vertov

production company

Sovkino

Language

Russian

Duration

01:02:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

36736

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Soviet Union - Description and travel

Documentary

Documentary → Cinema verite

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - Soviet Union

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Soviet Union

Foreign language films

Silent films

Sound/audio

Silent

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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