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Dziga Vertov Uniunea Sovietică, 1924

Ralph Melcher's rating of the film Kino Eye

When viewing the staged images of all of these smiling marching children in the first half I couldn’t but imagine the tragedy, horror and famine to come. The precursor to Leni Reifenstahl’s ‘Triumph Of The Will’ and the prototype of all propaganda films to follow. Redeemed somewhat by the sheer humanity of the last reel and the creative editing.