Earth (with live score by DakhaBrakha)

Earth (with live score by DakhaBrakha)

Created to celebrate Stalin’s collectivization project, which pushed Ukrainian peasants off their land into huge communal farms is Alexander Dovzhenko’s classic 1930 silent film "Earth." But this landmark of Soviet cinema, the third of the director’s seminal “Ukraine trilogy,” inhabits unsettled ground where propaganda and art contest for meaning.
DakhaBrakha, the amazing Ukrainian ensemble that reverently reinvents hair-raising polyphonic Ukrainian folk songs, perform an original live score for "Earth" commissioned to create the new score by the national film archive, Kiev’s National Oleksandr Dovzhenko Centre, DakhaBrakha tackled the film’s difficult legacy head on.

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Alexander Dovzhenko


Director: Alexander Dovzhenko


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Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2016
Genre: Drama
Screening Section: Special Events
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: Ukraine
Runtime: 76 mins