In the film, Man with a Movie Camera, Dziga Vertov presents viewers with a revolutionary idea of creating a movie without a narrative or subtitles.The Kueleshov Experiment very clearly presents the idea of putting two completely different images side by side in order to manipulate their overall meaning. He simply puts differing reels of film side by side in order to create a more universal type of media that allows for a greater understanding by all types of people, regardless of their social class or first language.
More accessibility of understanding films like these was an extremely important tool not only in the Russian revolution, but also in the Cuban revolution as we read in,”Cinemas in Revolution: Russia 1920s, Cuba 1960s.” Many of the people who were or could be most impacted by a revolution were the lower classes. In many cases, many of the people in lower classes could not read, but this new type of film allowed for understanding among the illiterate. Although this made it easier for the government to spread propaganda and manipulate the people into thinking whatever the controlling peoples wanted, it also served as a tool for those who were fighting for justice to spread the word of injustice.
I believe that today this type of film making is extremely important in fights for equality. In my Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality class, we read an article about the importance of different types of marginalized groups standing in solidarity in order to take out the patriarchal white cis straight male ruling class ideals and practices. I believe that films that connect struggles through imagery and side by side representation would be revolutionary in getting oppressed groups to unite. There are many movements today that understand this importance such as Black Lives Matter and Palestinian solidarity, Black Lives Matter and the Dakota Access Pipeline, or the Cambahee River Collective, which unites queer women of color.
I have attached pictures of groups coming together shown in the media that promote this idea of solidarity, that I believe are not shown enough.