20 September 2017

Aurora Nevsky pr, 60

International Symposium “ Pioneers of Soviet Ethnographic Cinema ”

Time Description Speaker      
16 30

International Symposium Pioneers of Soviet Ethnographic Cinema 

The symposium addresses questions of production, reception, and legacy of early Soviet ethnographic films that experimented with devising visual formulae for the abstract categories of tradition , civilization, backwardness and progress. 


Oksana Sarkisova (Hungary) “From ‘lost in the centuries ’ to‘builders of the future’: People of the Northin Early Soviet Expedition Films”

Ivan Golovnev (Russia) “ Ethno-film: Vladimir Arsen’ev andAlexander Litvinov ”

Caroline Damiens (France) “‘Soviet Nanooks ’:Robert Flaherty’ s influence on Soviet expedition cinema”

Barbara Wurm (Germany) “First time in the cinema or to see oneself on the screen: Alexander Litvinov’s. Early Ethnographic Films 


The Kulturfilm.

Time Description Speaker      
19 30

The Kulturfilm. “From the Southern Mountains tthe Northern Seas” : The Early. Soviet Expedition Films , 80 min. 

THROUGH THE USSURI AREA , dir.Alexander Litvinov, Documentary, USSR, 1928, 63 min. AT THE SHORES OF THE CHUKCHI SEA, dir. Yuri Smirnitsky, Documentary, USSR, 1934, 17min. 

The films will be screened with musical accompaniment. 

"Gurovich on the Moon " is a new project by Dmitry Gurovich, who plays the theremin, a rare and amazing instrument whose sound is extracted from the air with out the musician touching the   instrument .  This theremin is built into a glowing crescent moon. The "lunar" version differs from the original instrument in its transparent and soft sound.