[Brooklyn, New York] : [Distributed by] Icarus Films, 
Video — 1 streaming video file (55 min.) : digital, sound, black and white
A story about two very different men: one of them, Nikolai Vavilov, was a botanical genius who travelled the world, accumulating a vast wealth of biodiversity. The other, Trofim Lyssenko, was a talented agronomist who claimed he was able to increase crop-yields through his pseudo inventions. In the burgeoning Soviet Union of the 1920s, prey to famine, they would each attempt, in their own way, to solve the problem which haunted the communist authorities: how to feed the people. The genius would die of hunger in a Stalinist prison, the charlatan ended up as president of the academy of sciences.
Video — 1 videodisc (279 min.) : sound ; b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (21 pages : illustrations; 15 cm) Sound: digital; optical. Digital: video file; Blu-ray; all region.
Man with a camera (1929)
Enthusiasm: symphony of the Donbas (1931)
Three songs about Lenin (1934)
Kino eye (1924)
Kino Pravda (1922-1925).
A collection of Russian experimental documentary films by Dziga Vertov, who used in his films several cinematic techniques (split screens, multiple superimpositions, variable speeds, et cetera) to present urban life from dawn to dusk.
Video — 1 online resource (78 minutes) Digital: data file.
Kino-Eye is both a documentary and a classic propaganda film, showing the joie de vivre of Soviet youth in a small village taking hold of their destiny, and building the future of the Soviet revolution. They stick propaganda posters on the walls, hand out fliers calling on the population to buy from the cooperative, and help people in need. Kino-Eye is perhaps the most successful application of Dziga Vertov's principles. The film shows the incredible force of his theories, but also the beauty and energy of the message transmitted through simple, so-called documentary images, transformed from raw material into cinematic discourse and spectacle.
Video — 1 online resource (23 minutes) Digital: data file.
Kino-Pravda (Film Truth) is both the name of the movement spearheaded by Dziga Vertov to promote a cinema exclusively composed of newsreels assembled according to the theoretical principles of Kino-Eye, and the name of the series of newsreels screened across the Soviet Union beginning in 1922, to promote the success of the Revolution. This film was made in 1925 to mark the first anniversary of Lenin's death.
[Widescreen ed.] - [London] : 2/entertain : BBC Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, .
Video — 2 videodiscs (346 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
1. episodes 1-3
2. episodes 4-6.
Joseph Stalin - the supreme leader of the Soviet Union - was a tyrant responsible for the death of millions. He also had some unlikely relationships during the Second World War. This ambitious series uses exclusive evidence gained from the actual conversations and secret meetings Stalin conducted. Dramatic reconstructions carefully sourced from archive material, reveal how the great leaders decided the future shape of the post-war world. These decisions had immediate and often harrowing effects for those on the ground. Their story is told through documentary footage, dramatic reconstructions and illuminating interviews.
Video — 2 videodiscs (130 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
1. Ėntuziazm (restored version, 1972,
65 min.). Ėntuziazm (unrestored, 1930,
2. Peter Kubelka: restoring Ėntuziazm (2005,
65 min.). Vertov Privataufnahme = Vertov filmed in person (1920-1930,
1 min.). Vertov-Ausstellung
1974 = Vertov exhibition
Vertov's first sound film. This lyrical sound and musical documentary celebrates the enthusiasm with which the peasants and miners of the Don River basin in Russia fulfilled their first five-year plan quotas following the October Revolution. The film is noted for its innovative use of sound in synchronization as well as in counterpoint, and for its interesting cinematic effects, such as multiple superimpositions.
[New York, N.Y.] : Kino International Corp. ; Chatsworth, Calif. : Image Entertainment, c2000.
Video — 1 videodisc (137 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Kino-eye = Kino-glaz / a Goskino Production, organized by Dziga Vertov (USSR, 1924, 78 min.)
Three songs about Lenin = Tri pesni o Lenine / a Mezhrabpom Film production, script and direction by Dziga Vertov, new release prepared by E. Svilova-Vertova, I. Kopalin, S. Pumpyanskaya (USSR, 1934, 59 min.).
Kino-eye: A collection of excerpts from newsreels and documentary films of Soviet life in the early 1920s made by Vertov and his "Kino-Eye" group. Highlighted are the activities of Soviet children and Young Pioneers and Young Leninists interwoven with cinematic experiments as when Vertov charts the evolution of hamburger and bread by following its trail back to the farms and wheat fields from whence it came. An honest documentary of a society fresh from revolution, buoyed by idealism. "The final reel no longer exists but has been approximated through the use of carefully selected outtake footage."
Three songs about Lenin: Lenin as revealed through the eyes of the Russian people, represented by three songs. The first, "My face was in a dark prison," concerns the life of a young Muslim woman. "We loved him" deals with Lenin's life and death. The third song, "In a big city of stone," shows the accomplishments of his rule.
Writings and correspondence, relating to the Soviet economy, and especially to the role of women in the Soviet labor force from 1917 to World War II; the role of women in the Soviet armed forces during World War II; and the role of women in the German labor force during World War II. Includes letters by Pavel Aksel'rod and Karl and Luise Kautsky.
Correspondence, writings, reports, government documents, printed matter, and photographs, relating to life in Russia prior to the 1917 Revolution; the persecution of the Jews in Russia and their emigration to Germany, 1904-1906; Soviet financial and commercial policy, 1918-1925; the purchase of 600 locomotives by the Soviet government from Sweden, 1920; and the German socialist Karl Liebknecht.