Earth by Aleksandr Dovzhenko (1930), 78 minutes
Dovzhenko's Earth has been praised as one of the greatest silent movies ever made. The British film director Karel Reisz was asked in 2002 by the British Film Institute to rank the greatest films ever made, and he put Earth second. The film portrays collectivization in a positive light. Its plot revolves around a landowner's attempt to ruin a successful collective farm as it took delivery of its first tractor.
Facilitator: Orly Yadin has worked in different fields of cinema for 45 years. She has been a film researcher and producer on historical television series, a film director, a co-founder of a film footage company, a professor of documentary history and a film festival director. One of her films, Silence, was shortlisted for the Academy Awards.