The UK premiere screening on Sunday 31st July was followed by a Q&A with film historian Nikolai Izvolov (via Zoom) hosted by filmmaker and critic Alex Barrett.

A lost early film by Dziga Vertov returns to the cinema 100 years after it was first shown. The Civil War in Russia (1918–1922) was one of the most dramatic and bloody events in the history of the country, and led to the large-scale emigration of those who did not want to accept the Bolsheviks’ power.

It is an especially relevant focus today, when society is once again polarised on many levels due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. What lessons can we learn by peering into the newsreel of events from a century ago?