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Children sing to Lenin
Film & Sound Online - Three Songs of Lenin
'Three Songs of Lenin, the leader of the world's oppressed. .... On the soundtrack children sing a folk song accompanied by a piano. ...
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Three Songs of Lenin
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Description: Celebrates Lenin and the effect he had on Russia and the USSR and its citizens. Uses much of the existing footage of Lenin (shot by
Vertov and others), including his funeral as well as shots of contemporaries including Lenin's wife Krupskaya and Stalin.
Duration: 57 mins 32 secs
Director: Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta Svilova
Credits: A presentation by Mezhrabpomfilm. Author-director: D. Vertov Assistant: E. Svilova Camera: [Dmitri] Surensky, [Mark] Magidson, [Bentsion]
Monastyrsky Sound: [Pyotr] Shtro Composer: [Yuri] Shaporin
Subjects: Cults, Political leadership, Agriculture, Communism, Industry, USSR, Womens rights, Propaganda, Womens education, Women workers
Segment 1: NB: All intertitles on screen are untranslated Cyrillic. The following synopses provide translations. Driving music. Credits. 'Three Songs
of Lenin, the leader of the world's oppressed.' 'In the different corners of the globe, in the countries of Europe and America, in the countries of
Africa and beyond the Arctic Circle, people sing songs of Lenin, the friend and saviour of all those who are enslaved. No-one knows the anonymous
author of these communications, from mouth to mouth, from yurt to yurt, from settlement to settlement, from village to village, from colony to
colony'. 'The material in this film uses songs of the Soviet east.' 'These are songs: of the woman who has abandoned the veil; of the lamp that
reaches into the village; of the water that attacks the desert; of the illiterate who have become literate; of what ILYICH LENIN is.' 'These are the
songs of the October Revolution, of what ILYICH LENIN is.' 'This is a song of the war for a new and happy life, of' Two single intertitles of
increasing size: 'ILYICH' 'LENIN'. Trees and shot of Lenin's country retreat, featuring the bench on which he liked to sit. 'First song: My face
was in a dark prison.' Middle Eastern music. A veiled woman. The camera wanders swiftly over a tiled building (Samarkhand?). Men and women walk
around the city separately. '...In a dark prison was my face...' Veiled woman. '...my life was blind...' An unveiled woman staggers along the
street. Men at prayer and the sound of the imam. '...without light and without knowledge I was like a prisoner without chains.' More similar scenes
of city life.
Segment 2: Trumpet fanfare. A woman writing. Intertitle: '...then came the ray of truth - the dawn of the truth of LENIN.' A Young Pioneers' band
marches by. View over the city. A woman without a veil walks through the streets. A woman walks towards the camera a throws back her veil to smile at
the camera. The first woman walks into the Russian Woman's Club. A child is measured while a man plays an Eastern stringed instrument. Women in a
classroom while a woman plays the same instrument. Blank frames while the music comes to an end. Title: '...we never once saw him...' Children's
choral music. A woman reads.
Segment 3: March music. '...We never heard his voice...' Pictures and books in the club. '...but he was close to us all, like a father, - and
more!' Children in a classroom. '... no father ever did as much for his children as LENIN did for us
Lenin was a veil freak too!
As for the owners, I think they have evolved.