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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.
Kino-eye is 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 youth of the Young Pioneers and Young Leninists, meat production, inmates of a tuburculosis sanatorium and an insane asylum, appearances by a Chinese magician and an elephant, ambulance service, worker education. The last reel no longer exists and has been reconstructed with outtakes. Three songs about Lenin shows Lenin as revealed through the eyes of the Russian people, represented by three songs.