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A Sixth Part of the World


"A Sixth Part of the World", sometimes referred to as The Sixth Part of the World, is a 1926 silent film directed by Dziga Vertov and produced by Kultkino. Through the travelogue format, it depicted the multitude of Soviet peoples in remote areas of USSR and detailed the entirety of the wealth of the Soviet land. Focusing on cultural and economic diversity, the film is in fact a call for unification in order to build a "complete socialist society". A mix between newsreel and found footage, Vertov edited sequences filmed by eight teams of kinoks during their trips. According to Vertov, the film anticipates the coming of sound films by using a constant "word-radio-theme" in the intertitles.

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Dziga Vertov and the Twenties by Yuri Tsivian

A Sixth Part of the World is an unsuccessful picture. But the success of its principles is indubitable. Soviet Cinema P. Krasnov, excerpt from "Sovetskoe kino ", Uchitelskaia gazeta, 5 February 1927 The person who has aroused a particular ...

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