Pavel I. Talerov
Saint-Petersburg branch of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, the Educational Center for Resource Management of State and Municipal Orders of the Institute of Additional Vocational Education, Russia
191121, Russia, Saint-Petersburg, Soyuza Pechatnikov str., 16, office 404.
PHD in History
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgAdventurer, Punch or Commander from God? Image of Nestor Makhno in Post-soviet Documentary FilmsAbstract:
The famous national hero of the Civil war Nestor Makhno is one of the key figures in Russian history of the early twentieth century. His image and fate have repeatedly become the subject of study by historians, inspired filmmakers to various film adaptations, in which he acted as one of the main characters. This article continues the study of the screen image of N. I. Makhno, this time in the post-soviet period in documentary films. Quite a lot of such films have been released over the past decades. A significant part of them are created according to a single stereotype and repeat the same myths that are ingrained in society. The goal was often not so much to reach the truth, to discover the secrets of the past, as to create a well-defined public opinion in modern society through electronic manipulation (mass media). At the same time, you can also find quite balanced reasoning, competent presentation of fragile historical material, attempts to logically explain the complex relationships between people and peoples in those early years. This article is about these works and the situation in our cinema in relation to such a complex topic.Key words:
anarchism, Nestor Makhno, Ukraine, state, public authority, revolution, Civil war, documentary filmsReferences:
- Prozhiko G. S. Kontseptsiia real’nosti v ekrannom dokumente. (The concept of reality in a screen document).Moscow, Vseros. gos. in-t kinematografii Publ., 2004. 453 p. (in Russian).
- Talerov P. I. “Liubo, brattsy, zhit’…„: Kinematograficheskaia zhizn’ Nestora Makhno (“Love, brothers, to live…”: the cinematic life of Nestor Makhno). Mezhdunarodnyi zhurnal issledovanii kul’tury = International Journal of Cultural Research, 2018, vol. 2 (31), pp. 43–65, ill. (in Russian).
- Talerov P. I. Khudozhestvenno-publitsisticheskii obraz Nestora Makhno: istoriko-bibliograficheskii obzor (Artistic and publicistic image of Nestor Makhno: historical and bibliographic review). Politicheskie protsessy, instituty i ideologiia v Rossii: Sbornik statei k iubileiu doktora nauk Viacheslava Aleksandrovicha Dolzhikova(Political processes, institutions, and ideology in Russia: Collection of articles for the anniversary of doctor of science Vyacheslav Alexandrovich Dolzhikov).Barnaul, Altaiskii gos. un-t Publ., 2008, pp. 118 (in Russian).
Talerov, P. (2020). Adventurer, Punch or Commander from God? Image of Nestor Makhno in Post-soviet Documentary Films. International Journal of Cultural Research, 4 (41): 123–134. DOI:10.52173/2079-1100_2020_4_123