Film of red Soviet peat

“Particular prominence was gained with “Water Peat” (Gidrotorf, 1920) a documentary about new techniques of peat extraction that was screened to Vladimir Lenin in October 1920, purportedly initiating a stronger support for Russia’s moribund film industry by the Bolshevik leadership.”
p.763 Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema, Peter Rollberg. Scarecrow Press 2009IMG_5460

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