Nikolay KHODATAYEV
Николай ХОДАТАЕВ
Nikolaï KHODATAEV
Zenon KOMISSARENKO
Зенон КОМИССАРЕНКО
Zenon KOMISSARENKO
Yuri MERKULOV
Юрий МЕРКУЛОВ
Youri MERKOULOV
USSR, 1925, 38mn 
Black and white, silent, animation
China in Flames
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Китай в огне (Руки прочь от Китая!)

 

 La Chine en flammes

 Kitay v ogne (Ruki proch ot Kitaya!)

 
Directed by : Nikolay KHODATAYEV (Николай ХОДАТАЕВ), Zenon KOMISSARENKO (Зенон КОМИССАРЕНКО), Yuri MERKULOV (Юрий МЕРКУЛОВ)
Animation : Zinaida BRUMBERG (Зинаида БРУМБЕРГ), Valentina BRUMBERG (Валентина БРУМБЕРГ), Nikolay KHODATAYEV (Николай ХОДАТАЕВ), Zenon KOMISSARENKO (Зенон КОМИССАРЕНКО), Yuri MERKULOV (Юрий МЕРКУЛОВ)
Release date in Russia : 1925
 
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
CHINA IN FLAMES rallies popular support for the Soviet Union's alliance with China using an eclectic array of animation techniques and rhetorical strategies. Bold cut-out caricatures of greedy imperialists give way to an allegorical story about rice farmers done in the style of Chinese watercolors. A heroic depiction of a railroad strike follows a crude sketch on the repressive presence of Western missionaries. As with many of the classics of Soviet montage, CHINA IN FLAMES crystallizes abstractions of economics and politics in its rhythmic editing and strikingly graphic approach to composition and written text.
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