documentary filmmaker V. S. Yeshurin Keywords:, Soviet African newsreel
Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of a remarkable master of documentaries, director, Honored Artist of the RSFSR, twice winner of the USSR State Prize Vladimir Semyonovich Yeshurin (1909-1985).
At one time, he was well known in our country and abroad. He called himself the "chronicler" of the victory march of the Soviet people and the "organizer" of cooperation with African countries. The Museum of the History of Moscow contains his diary entries and numerous photo collections. In the Russian State Library you can find his book " Through Eight Seas and two Oceans "(Goskomizdat, 1939) and a pamphlet by Boris Tseitlin, his partner on a trip to the front in Ethiopia in 1936, "Journey to Abyssinia" (Moscow, 1937).
In 1927, an 18-year-old young man, a junior operator of Sovkinochronika, sets himself the goal of life "to capture on film events that will be wonderful historical material in decades to come." He films foreign delegations visiting the Soviet Union and the first five-year construction projects. In 1928, Yeshurin captured the opening of the Central Park of Culture and Recreation. Gorky. Then he goes to Kazakhstan , where the Karsakpai copper smelter has just been put into operation in the western part of the Hungry Steppe. He manages to " show how the Kazakhs, who were formerly backward and unaccustomed to collective labor, work in production." After Kazakhstan, he shot the construction of the Rostov plant of agricultural machinery, and in Nizhny Novgorod-the beginning of the construction of an automobile plant.
The next business trip is to the Ajarian ASSR, tea plantations and a tea factory in Chakva. Over the next two years, Yeshurin died twice.-
participated in expeditions on the icebreaker "Sadko" in the Arctic waters.
After the Arctic, 26-year-old Vladimir is sent to Abyssinia to shoot military operations, create film documents about t ... Read more