Nikita SPIRIDONOV
Никита СПИРИДОНОВ
Nikita SPIRIDONOV
Russia, 2020, 7mn 
animation
Volga's song
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Песня о Волге

 

 Le Chant de la Volga

 Pesnya o Volge

 
Directed by : Nikita SPIRIDONOV (Никита СПИРИДОНОВ)
 

Plot synopsis
Volga Song is the second part of the Dubna series by Nikita Spiridonov. The video was inspired by a trip to the Moscow Canal museum situated at Dedenevo village (Gateway No. 4) and a conversation with its founder and director Galina Aleksandrovna Gerke. Assembled from found materials, it “overturns” the propaganda rhetoric of Soviet film production of the Great Terror era. The description of the grand opening day of the Canal on May 1, 1937 made by Sergei Golitsyn, the former civilian builder of Dmitlag (concentration camp that curated the Сanal construction) is confronted by fragments of film Volga-Volga, which was shot in the midst of repressions right at the locations of the newly constructed Canal – the grandeur project of the second Soviet five-year plan.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Message to Man : International Short, Documentary and Animated Film Festival, St Petersburg (Russia), 2020