For more than 35 years, the Soviets expand their geopolitical influence in Africa with humanitarian aid programs based on Marxist ideology. Up until 1991, some of the country’s best filmmakers were sent along to document the ‘glorious advance’ of socialism on the African continent. The Soviet Union broke apart and “socialism” became a dirty word. Russia, struggling with an economic crisis, lost all political interest in Africa. Still, thousands of kilometers of film footage remain.
DOP: Mark Troyanovsky, Yuri Aldokhin
Original language: ru, en, fr, sw, pt, esSubtitles: enTranslation in headphones: lv