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
‘Falling Lenins, Crumbling Mosaics: Documenting Ukraine’s Soviet Monumental Heritage.’ Book launch and talk with Myroslava Hartmond and Dana Pavlychko, followed by discussion
Date: 13 September 2017 Venue: TBC Ukraine has been going through an intense period of identity consolidation, bolstered by the tumultuous events of the Kyiv’s Revolution of Dignity, the subsequent annexation of Crimea and the war in the east of the country.