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Connections 23018. Cinema/Kino: Film in Russia

This connection is informed by the interconnected nature of art, culture and political history in Russia. This relationship was made explicit when Lenin, the first leader of the Soviet Union, declared that "for us, cinema is the most important of all," and funded film-makers to encourage them to record Russian history and further Soviet politics. But Russian film preceded Lenin and the Soviet period, and Russian filmmakers are widely considered to be among the best, brightest and first in the West to develop the art of cinema.

In RUSS 282, students will explore how although film reflects history and political constructs, it creates a uniquely artistic text. HIST 215 will provide students with the background and context for this inquiry.

HIST 215 History of Russia

RUSS 282, FNMS 282 Russian Film