Man with a Movie Camera
Directed by Dziga Vertov (Soviet Union, 1929)
"Man with a Movie Camera" is an experimental 1929 silent documentary film, with no story and no actors, by Russian director Dziga Vertov. Vertov's feature film, produced by the Ukrainian film studio VUFKU, presents urban life in the Ukrainian cities Odessa, Kharkiv and Kiev. From dawn to dusk Soviet citizens are shown at work and at play, and interacting with the machinery of modern life. This playful film is at once a documentary of a day in the life of the Soviet Union, a documentary of the filming of said documentary, and a depiction of an audience watching the film. The Man With the Movie Camera will tease and provoke your eyes until its quick cut ending will leave you gasping for more. Discover Dziga Vertov's amazing experimental film and appreciate the creative energies that October 1917 unleashed.