An artist’s eye view of the Russian Revolution - World Socialist Web Site
An artist’s eye view of the Russian Revolution
1917: The Real October—An animated documentary by Katrin Rothe
By Sybille Fuchs
17 November 2017
An animated work about the most important event of the 20th century, the Russian Revolution, could have gone badly wrong. However, German writer and filmmaker Katrin Rothe’s 1917: The Real October is an interesting experiment.
Rothe, who has twice won the prestigious Grimme Award (for work in German television, in 2014 and 2017), wanted to know how artists responded to the tumultuous events a century ago.