Kronstadt - a short film

Kronstadt sailors

A short film about the Kronstadt rebellion of 1921 against the Bolshevik dictatorship.

Recently I made this short film about the Kronstadt rebellion. It is not intended as a comprehensive history of the heroic and tragic events of 1921. Instead I hope it serves as a brief overview of the revolt which will be of particular interest to those researching it for the first time.

I'd appreciate it if you could share it with anyone who may be interested. Any feedback about the film is welcome!

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thegonzokid
Feb 24 2012 18:30

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Serge Forward
Feb 24 2012 18:52

Good stuff.

Transcona Slim
Feb 25 2012 05:57

an alright one is the russian revolution in colour - it's kinda bush-wah, but it does go over Kronstadt and such.

Transcona Slim
Feb 25 2012 06:27
wojtek
Feb 25 2012 17:05

I've never read up on Kronstadt so it was a good introduction, succinct and easy to understand. I felt the follow up links were important. What was the badass music?

no.25
Feb 25 2012 18:21

'Likewise, the seeds of inhumanity sown by Lenin and the Bolsheviks must not be forgotten by those who call themselves socialists.'

I liked it, thanks for sharing.

Steven.
Feb 25 2012 19:25

Excellent! Concise, to the point, and with the useful link to detailed information at the end. You should do more of these!

Malva
Feb 26 2012 10:36

Like it. Thanks!

Dan Radnika
Feb 26 2012 17:11

Great stuff! Even rather moving...

Also, it's worth pointing out that the heroic Kronstadt sailors' skull and crossbones banner says "Death to the bourgeoisie!", and you can't say fairer than that.

jef costello
Feb 26 2012 18:22
Dan Radnika wrote:
Also, it's worth pointing out that the heroic Kronstadt sailors' skull and crossbones banner says "Death to the bourgeoisie!", and you can't say fairer than that.

Thanks for that! I was trying to sound it out.

Great film gonzokid. Concise and effective.

Serge Forward
Feb 26 2012 20:27

I forgot to say, brilliant as the film is, the name 'Gonzo' at the end is a bit confusing and makes it sound a bit schlocky - given the definition of a 'gonzo flick' embarrassed

no.25
Feb 27 2012 04:13

The Kronstadt banner is so freaking wicked.

thegonzokid
Feb 27 2012 20:06

Thanks for the feedback guys! I'm hoping to do some more in the future, probs one on Makhno and one on Spain.

wojtek - the music is The Song of the Volga Boatman. I liked it because of it's haunting quality.

Serge - Comrade Gonzo is just an alias I like to work under, blame a misspent (or well-spent, depending on your point of view) adolesence reading Hunter S Thompson!