Sergey EISENSTEIN
Сергей ЭЙЗЕНШТЕЙН
Sergueï EISENSTEIN
Mexico, 1931, 12mn 
Black and white, silent, documentary
Earthquake in Oaxaca
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Катастрофа в Оахаке

 

 Catastrophe à Oaxaca

 Katastrofa v Oaxake

Other titles : La destrucción de Oaxaca / Землетрясение в Оахаке
 
Directed by : Sergey EISENSTEIN (Сергей ЭЙЗЕНШТЕЙН)
Writing credits : Grigori ALEXANDROV (Григорий АЛЕКСАНДРОВ), Sergey EISENSTEIN (Сергей ЭЙЗЕНШТЕЙН), Eduard TISSE (Эдуард ТИССЭ)
Cinematography : Eduard TISSE (Эдуард ТИССЭ)
 
Language espagnol

Plot synopsis
The 1931 Oaxaca earthquake was an earthquake that affected portions of southern Mexico on January 15, at 01:50 UTC. It registered a magnitude of 8.0 on the surface wave magnitude scale and had a maximum perceived intensity of X (Intense) on the Mercalli intensity scale.
Sergei Eisenstein, who was in Mexico working on a film, flew to Oaxaca shortly after the earthquake to film conditions in the affected area.[8] After having returned to Mexico City, Eisenstein reported on the deaths of 71 persons in Guelatova while attending a fiesta in a church there.[9] A total of 114 deaths were ultimately attributed to the earthquake.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Землетрясение в Оахаке. Новые факты о документальном фильме С.М.Эйзенштейна, Valery BOSENKO, kinozapiski.ru, 2001
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival of Archive Films, Belye Stolby (Russia), 2013