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Энтузиазм: Симфония Донбасса

Dziga Vertov Soviet Union, 1931

Sudipto Basu's rating of the film Enthusiasm

Simply correcting the line of mourning adopted here. Vertov was not "assigned" to make a propaganda film, nor was he someone in the classic auteur model (making interesting work in a rote industrial setup). Vertov was positively interested in contributing to Five Year Plan's hyper-modernizing drive, considering his film to be part of the same "shock labour" experiment.