Marina Fomenko

The main event of 1939 is the beginning of the World War II. In my video I have tried to transmit the peculiar inconsistent state of that year – state of peace and war going on simultaneously. Documentaries of that time show us an utopia of peaceful life with aeronauts conquering stratosphere, and everyday life with athletic parades and military exercises. Meanwhile nearby real fightings are already happening, and tension is growing everywhere on the threshold of the global war. 1st of September 1939 when Germany invades Poland, the world begins to sink into chaos of the most ruthless, cruel and bloody war in the history of mankind. The materials of the Russian State Documentary Film and Photo Archive (RGAKFD) for 1939 were used in the film.
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