The Far East, the Ukrainians and the Pathos of grandiose transformations in the film story created by O. Dovzhenko “Aerograd”

Васьків, Микола Степанович (2020) The Far East, the Ukrainians and the Pathos of grandiose transformations in the film story created by O. Dovzhenko “Aerograd” Літературний процес: методологія, імена, тенденції : зб. наук. пр. (філол. науки) (15). pp. 12-18. ISSN 2311-2433

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The article analyzes O. Dovzhenko’s film “Aerograd” (“Aerocity”) as a work that recreates the features of the Far East, its development, the existence of Ukrainians who compactly lived there on the territory of the so-called Green Wedge. The storyline of the film is based on the traditional, at that time detective-adventure collision of fighting the internal “enemies of the people”, who help the Japanese to overthrow the Soviet power in the Far East. The work mentions Far Eastern Ukrainians, their way of life and culture, but O. Dovzhenko emphasizes on the predominance of ideological, international intentions over national ones. “Aerograd” is overflowing with the pathos of grandiose economic transformations in the Far East, the full development of this region, the boundless faith in its happy future. Film storytelling is marked by the dynamics of change, the movement of characters and action, the movement of characters over a huge distance at that time. “Aerograd” fits into the broad context of Ukrainian wandering essays and works of art of the interwar twentieth century (1919–1939) about the Far East and Far Eastern Ukrainians (“125 days under the tropics” by L. Chernov, “Yellow Brothers (Through Khina)” by L. Nedolia, “Morning over Ussuri” by M. Pichugin, “On Prairies and Jungles of Birobidzhan” by I. Bahmut, "On Birobidzhan” by E. Raitsyn, “The Train Goes East” by L. Pleskachevsky). Each of these works is given a brief description, as well as works about the terrains of compact residence of Ukrainians outside their native land.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Far East; two interwar decades; movie-essay; travel writings; official ideology.
Subjects: Це архівна тематика Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Статті у журналах > Статті у періодичних наукових виданнях Університету, які не включені до затвердженого Переліку МОН України (не входять до категорії Б)
Divisions: Це архівні підрозділи Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Факультет журналістики > Кафедра журналістика та нових медіа
Depositing User: професор Микола Степанович Васьків
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2020 08:06
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2021 10:05

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