Sands Films Cinema Club – Okraina

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When:
9th May 2017 @ 20:30 Europe/London Timezone
2017-05-09T20:30:00+01:00
2017-05-09T20:45:00+01:00
Where:
Sands Films Studios
82 St Marychurch St
London SE16 4HZ
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Sands Films Cinema
020 7231 2209

Sands Films Cinema Club: Okraina

Original 1933 Russian poster for Outskirts, by Russian poster pioneer Izrail Bograd.[1]

Original 1933 Russian poster for Outskirts, by Russian poster pioneer Izrail Bograd.[1]

Okraina / Film / 1933 / 98 minutes / Soviet Union / O.V. Russian / Dir. Boris Barnet

Outskirts, also known in English as The Patriots or by the transliterated Russian title Okraina, is a 1933 Soviet film directed by Boris Barnet.

A small village on the Russo-German border forms a microcosm of the great changes Russia would undergo during the course of the First World War. The war poisons the village community; close friendships are destroyed by vindictive nationalism, while a sweet romance between a Russian girl (Yelena Kuzmina, By the Bluest of Seas) and a German POW is greeted with suspicion and disapproval. On the front, soldiers face the absurdity of trench warfare, and at home returning veterans are unable to return to normal life; while intimations of the Russian Revolution makes itself felt within the village.

Made in 1933, Outskirts is one of the most ambitious films from the early sound period, ahead of its time in its camera movements and its use of sound. The film moves freely from the comic to the tragic, domestic drama interspersed with harrowing war scenes. Boris Barnet has long been a cult film-maker in Europe, praised by the likes of Godard and Tarkovsky; with Outskirts regarded as one of the greatest films of Russian cinema.

This film is one of the scheduled Stop The War Coalition screenings

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Stop The War Logo

Sands Films Studios presents great classic anti-war films during April and May with the collaboration of the Stop The War Coalition.

Stop the War was founded in September 2001 in the weeks following 9/11, when George W. Bush announced the “war on terror”. Stop the War has since been dedicated to preventing and ending the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and elsewhere.

Stop the War opposes the British establishment’s disastrous addiction to war and its squandering of public resources on militarism. We have initiated many campaigns around these issues.

We are committed to supporting Palestinian rights, opposing racism and Islamophobia, and to the defence of civil liberties.

Stop the War has organised around 40 national demonstrations, including the largest protests ever held in Britain, most memorably on 15 February 2003, when up to two million gathered on London’s streets to oppose the Iraq war .

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Other events which Stop the War has organised are thousands of public meetings across the country, direct action in the run up to UK wars – including walkouts from schools, colleges and workplaces – two People’s Assemblies, international peace conferences, vigils, lobbies of Parliament and anti-war cultural events.

Individuals can become members of Stop the War, and we welcome affiliations by supporting organisations and trade unions. Members and affiliates must support the aims of Stop the War as set out in our constitution.

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