A Century of Ukrainian Revolutions: 1917-2017
The event will present an almost lost documentary film by Mikhail Kaufman, a brother, cameraman and a co-author of Dziga Vertov. Shoot in Kyiv and produced by All-Ukrainian Photo-Cinema Directorate in 1929, this avant garde film is a cinematic poem to arrival of spring in nature as well as a new life in a society. With the first use of hidden camera it also offers a rare glimpse on everyday life in Soviet Ukraine during NEP and “indigenization” policy, a short-lived policies of the Soviet State.
Why the Ukrainian Revolution matters for the historians of the Russian revolutions? A lecture by Professor Mark von Hagen
Professor Mark von Hagen, a US historian and a leading academic is Slavic Studies will analyse the period of Ukraine’s short-lived independence and statehood of 1917-21 and why it matters for the historians of the Russian Revolution