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Reinventing Soviet visual memory :a case study of Marina Goldovskaia's documentary Solovki power

By Erin Rebecca Alpert


When I first decided to write about Vlast' Solovetskaia (Solovki Power), Marina Goldovskaia's 1988 documentary about the 1920's prison camp on Solovki Island in the far north of Russia, I though this project would be about Stalinist culture. However, I realized that the larger issue surrounding this film was not what it said about the camp, but rather the tension between the present and the representation of the past

Topics: Soviet Union--History--1917-1936--Influence, Memory--Social aspects, Documentary films--Soviet Union--History and criticism, Vlast’ Solove´t`ska´i`a, Goldovska´i`a, Marina Evseevna--Criticism and interpretation
Year: 2007
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