Animated Soviet Propaganda: From the October Revolution to Perestroika (1997)
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 + 2 x DVD5 | ~ 360 min | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 21.7 GB
Russian: Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Genre: Animation, Documentary
There hardly is a time in world history more politically polarized than the 20th century, which divided the globe in two camps — capitalism and communism — divided at the height of the divergence by the infamous Iron Curtain. The Cold War was very much a war of ideologies and each side relied heavily on the ideological unity of its people, often employing the power of the visual arts — graphic design, animation, illustration — to drive its message home. From 1924 to perestroika the USSR produced 41 animated propaganda films. Their target was the new nation and their goal was to win over the hearts and minds of the Soviet people.