SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Dziga Vertov, The Man with a Movie Camera, 1929 (103 mins).


Date: 17 October 2018Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 17 October 2018Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Film Screening

The highly inventive and experimental film presents urban life in the Soviet
union following their inhabitants from dawn to dusk as they work and play. On
one level the film tells the story of city life drawn from a composite including
Moscow, Kiev and Odessa. But the film is also a playful reflection on the
powers of filmic representation as it follows the work of the cameraman
throughout the city, the film editor in her studio and the audience as they film,
make and watch the film on city life. The film was also meant as a manifesto
for a new documentary film movement.