Tuesday, May 8 — 6:30 pm
MacMechen Auditorium, Killam Library,
Dalhousie University, 6100 University Ave. Organized by the Halifax Committee to Celebrate the
Centenary of the Great October Socialist Revolution
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The Soviet Red Army was the main contributor to the defeat of Nazi fascism in the Second World War. The Fall of Berlin by Chiaureli is a powerful dramatization of this fact. A pair of lovers torn apart by the insane brutality of the Nazi invasion of Byelorussia struggle to reunite. The film follows the major events of the Great Patriotic War, from the initial march to war against the invaders, to the pivotal battle of Stalingrad and the massive tank battle of Kursk, up to the final victory in Berlin with the ignominious defeat and unconditional surrender of German imperialism. A notable feature is the portrayal of Hitler as a sort of bug, a venomous spider caught in his own web. One of the first colour films of Soviet cinema, The Fall of Berlin was filmed on colour film stock liberated from the Nazis.
The Soviet Union had a vibrant film industry that depicted the Russian people and their struggles and how they collectively overcame their problems to make a society fit for human beings to live in.
Many youth and students, and Canadians of all backgrounds, are not educated to understand the history of the Soviet Union and what it meant for the entire world, not to mention the decisive role of the Soviet Union in the Nazi defeat in WW11. We aim to educate and inspire Haligonians to stand up against the imperial war mongers and also to learn about the achievements of the Soviet people.
On June 12 we will be screening Earth, a 1930 silent film by Alexander Dovzhenko. This will be followed by Dziga Vertov’s Man With the Movie Camera on July 10.