Kino-Pravda

Kino-Pravda No. 20

Pionerskaja Pravda

(Pioneer Pravda)

Issue Date: End of 1924
Duration: 15 min 56 sec (18 fps)
Directed by: Dziga Vertov
Produced by: Goskino
Photographed by: Mikhail Kaufman
Length of existing print: 326m
Reports of the Pioneers: Excursion to the country, to the zoo etc.

Glossary/Comments

Demian Bednii (1883–1945) Soviet poet known both for his verses glorifying the Revolution of 1917 and for his satirical fables.
Goskino Russia's State Cinema Enterprise. In December 1922, its predecessor, the VFKO, was abolished and Goskino was set up in its place.
Kinoglaz Vertov uses footage left over from his film Kinoglaz (Kino-Eye) (1924)
Komsomol Acronym for The Union of Communist Youth, country-wide organization of politically active young non-Party members.
Smychka A political term in Soviet Russia meaning "alliance," most often used in reference to the "alliance of the city and the village" (between workers and peasants)
 
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[Reading Material:] A Fable by Demian Bednii

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"The 'alliance' between man and beast" [The alliance referred to here is a word play on smychka]
 
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