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The Russian Revolution Revisited (1/2)

Soy cámara online

To mark the anniversary of the Russian Revolution of 1917, we take a look at some recent historiographic reviews of that complex event in the company of three specialists: Enzo Traverso, Rosa Ferré and María Soliña Barreiro. Some of the issues they cover are the importance in the revolution of artists and discussions about art, the invention of propaganda, the role of memory in later historic movements, the violent nature of any revolution, and today’s banalisation of the very concept of revolution by the media and advertising. They also recall some currents in Soviet thinking that were overlooked by the October Revolution—visionary ideas related to communication, biotechnology and ecology that are now being recovered by the arts and sciences. We illustrate this piece with some of the beautiful images generated by that turbulent period.

Screenplay: Félix Pérez-Hita, Andrés Hispano
Production and editing: Félix Pérez-Hita
Language: Spanish
Duration: 25 min 36 s
In collaboration with: MACBA | @CCCBaudiovisual | #SoyCámara

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