kino pravda

Posted on February 2, 2012

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(Film truth) was a concept promoted by Dziga Vertov through his newsreel series created with Elizaveta Svilova and Mikhail Kaufman.

He filmed everyday activities, sometimes with a hidden camera or without permission. He believed that fragments of reality organised together showed a deeper truth about the world, unseen with the naked eye (editing was very important in this project).

The style of kino-pravda is the result of Vertov’s lack of interest in beauty and art. The episodes were very simple.

Vertov was one of the precursor of socialising with the audience – he gave his contact details at the end of each reel. However, with every episode, the reel became more experimental which didn’t exactly fit the audience’s taste.

Not to be confused with: cinema verite

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