EISENSTEIN: CINEMA AS A TOOL OF PROPAGANDA

EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO

THURSDAY | 21 APRIL 

@ 20.00


The leaders of the Soviet Union recognized the power of film to influence social and political attitudes. Film production was nationalized in Russia in 1917, after the Bolshevik Revolution. "Of all the arts," Vladimir Lenin said, " for us , the cinema is the most important." Throughout the period many documentary and fictional silent films were produced to abet the Leninist cause and Sergei Eisenstein produced some of the most notable works of the time.

Peter Greenaway's film on Eisenstein, once again, casts a new and fresh light on the director and his life. How should his work be evaluated or revaluated, especially with the trajectory of time and historical developments, and how important and relevant are Eisenstein's experiences for contemporary filmmakers in today's Russia who are facing the same pressures and dilemmas to make films addressing issues sanctioned by the state? 

Participants:

ANTON DOLIN film critic

SERGEY DYOSHIN film critic

KARINA KARAEVA   Film Specialist and Curator 


THE INVISIBLE VICTIMS OF TERROR

SOUNDS FROM THE FOG

SUNDAY | 24 APRIL 

@ 18.10


After the screening of Sounds from the Fog there will be a discussion on the persecution of gay men under Nazi and Soviet regimes. What were the experiences of prisoners convicted for their homosexuality, how did they survive and how is this historical episode discussed in todays Germany and Russia?

Participants:

ALBERT KNOLL Albert Knoll is historian, archivist and researcher at the Dachau Memorial, Germany. 

IRA ROLDUGINA is a historian and has researched on gay culture in Russian in the 20th Century


MASCULINITY

INTERACTIVE EVENT ON MASCULINITY

MASK, IN WHICH YOU LIVE

SATURDAY | 23 APRIL 

@ 15.00


After the film Mask, In Which You Live the audience will have the opportunity to take part in an interactive event exploring further questions relating to masculinity.

IRINA KOSTERINA Programme Coordinator at the Heinrich Boell foundation, Russia



SOCIAL NETWORKS:

THEIR POWER AND DANGERS

AMINA PROFILE

SATURDAY | 24 APRIL 

@ 20.10


The Amina Profile raises many issues concerning not only the potential power of social media but its dangers and the impact it can have when misused. Should alternative medias be controlled by the state and should certain ethical codes be observed when using them?

Participants:

SANDRA BAGARIA is the main protagonist of The Amina Profile, a feature length documentary based on her own experience

RUSLAN LEVIEV  Director of Conflict Intelligence Team

ANDREY SOSHNIKOV - Journalist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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