This special program showcases recent efforts to digitally restore examples of the Kulturfilm boom that occurred in the late 1920s and early 1930s, made by young cinephile directors in Soviet Georgia. Film archivist Nino Dzandzava will present and discuss “four short films united by the concept of the ‘body as machine.’ Siko Dolidze’s Call of the Land (1928), and Kote Miqaberidze and Vasil Dolenko’s You Must Reap as You Have Sown (1930) are dedicated to the urgent problems of a young socialist republic, especially the mechanization of labor on collective farms. Aleqsandre Jaliashvili’s Ten Minutes in the Morning (1930) and Vakhtang Shvelidze’s Collective Farmers’ Hygiene (1934) represent a state policy of promoting physical culture and exercise as a form of healthcare” (Nino Dzandzava, Le Giornate del Cinema Muto).
Presented by Nino Dzandzava, deputy Director of The Centeral Archive of Audio Visual Documents at The National Archives of Georgia.
The Museum of Modern Art, Theater 2