Andrei Tarkovsky (via ashtrayreel)
Vertov said something like it too:
"Our eyes see very little and very badly – so people dreamed up the microscope to let them see invisible phenomena; they invented the telescope…now they have perfected the cinecamera to penetrate more deeply into the visible world, to explore and record visual phenomena so that what is happening now, which will have to be taken account of in the future, is not forgotten."
So zealous, these Russian cinematographers.
Russia’s escalating campaign against homosexuals has reached high schools, with at least four teachers harassed this year over their ties to the gay community.
Activists say such initiatives have emboldened vigilante groups to target gay people. “The government is conducting openly homophobic policies,” says Natalya Tsymbalova, head of the Alliance of Heterosexuals for LGBT Equality. “We try to fight as hard as we can with all possible means, but we also understand that it’s hard to do anything against the government machine. It’s hard to confront a tank with bare hands.”
May Day, Leningrad 1931. A constructivist set design depicting the global forces of reaction — a capitalist with a Howitzer coming out of his hat, an Orthodox priest mounted on top, a policeman straddling a swastika — serves as the centerpiece for a parade outside the Winter Palace.
В метро (at Метро «Площадь Восстания» (metro Ploshchad Vosstaniya))