Kino-Week Nos. 31–35

In this program, dedicated to Kino-Week issues from 1919, we see workers forced by the Russian government to clear the streets and sidewalks of Moscow after a heavy snowfall, the funerals of field commanders, and a demonstration in Kiev protesting the murder of Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg in Germany. As Yuri Tsivian writes, “(the protesters seem) ready to invade Germany to help Communists there…. In those days, many believed that what was going on in Russia was the beginning of the last war on earth-the World Revolution predicted by Karl Marx.”

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