"ENTHUSIASM (Symphony of the Donbas) is the first Ukrainian sound film. Filmed in 1930 by the world-class aster of the cinematic avant-garde Dziga Vertov, it became the first motion-picture in which real industrial and rutine sounds served to create an independent musical image. The film was dedicated to the First Five Year Plan, glorified industrialization and collectivization as well as propagandized the fight against illiteracy and religion. ENTHUSIASM was shot when the Ukrainization program was cut down, but the camera of cameraman Boris Zeitlin still captured many indication of it. The film named by Charlie Chaplin one of the most impressive sound symphonies was released on April 2, 1931, but shortly after was removed from distribution and forgotten. It was rediscovered only in 1960th due to the renewed interest to the Soviet avant-garde in the West."
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