Cinema Studies


SERGEI EISENSTEIN IN ALMA-ATA 1941-1944
SERGEI EISENSTEIN IN ALMA-ATA 1941-1944

Cinema Studies  Russia  Eastern Europe 

This video chronicles a crucial period in the life of the great Soviet filmmaker, Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948), when he left Moscow during WWII for the Kazakhstan capital to film Ivan the Terrible (1943).

GILLO PONTECORVO: THE DICTATORSHIP OF TRUTH
GILLO PONTECORVO: THE DICTATORSHIP OF TRUTH

Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Cinema Studies 

Profiling the acclaimed Italian film director, blending clips from his films- The Battle of Algiers, Burn!, etc - with an interview in which he discusses his wartime experiences, the influence of Italian neo-realism, his philosophy of filmmaking.

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