Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1929
AuthorsDovzhenko, Aleksandr
Running Time1h 10min
Date Released02/25/1929
CountrySoviet Union
Publication LanguageRussian intertitles

In this avant-garde silent film, acclaimed director Alexander Dovzhenko documents the demobilization of Ukraine and its embrace of the Bolshevik Revolution after World War I. Timosh, a veteran and factory worker, views Ukrainian independence skeptically but joins its first congress representing the Bolsheviks. He joins the 1918 Kiev Arsenal January Uprising of workers, who aided the besieging Bolshevik army against the Central Council of Ukraine, which held political and legal power in Ukraine at the time. The expressionist imagery, perfect camera work and original drama took the film far beyond the usual propaganda and made it one of the most important pieces of Ukrainian avant-garde cinema. The film is the second installment in Dovzhenko's "Ukraine trilogy,"  the first being Zvenigora (1928) and the third being Earth (1930). 

Alternate TitleJanuary Uprising in Kyiv in 1918
Original PublicationАрсенал
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