EVGUENI KHALDEI

By Marc-Henri WAJNBERG

WAJNBROSSE PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 1997


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& Awards

Taiwan International Documentary Festival 2014
Grand Prize
Golden Gate Awards de San Francisco 2014
Silver Spire
Rhode Island International Film Festival 2014
Grand Prize
    • Year of production
    • 1997
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Historical
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM, AUSTRIA
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN
    • Duration
    • 58 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marc-Henri WAJNBERG
    • Writer(s)
    • Marc-Henri WAJNBERG
    • Producer(s)
    • Marc-Henri WAJNBERG (WAJNBROSSE)
    • Synopsis
    • Evgueni Khaldei was born in 1917. At the ag of one, he is wounded during a pogrom and becomes an orphan. At 12, he makes his own camera with his grandmother's lenses and is to become, years after, the greatest Soviet photographer.
      He makes the symbolic photo of the end of World War II, 'the fall of the Reichstag'. He attends the Postdam meetings, the Nuremberg trials. He makes the most important portraits of Stalin. In '48, he's fired from the Tass Agency because he's a Jew. After Stalin's death, in '53, he's hired at Pravda until '72, when he's fired, again because of his Jewish origins.
      Every single president, artist or event of the USSR has passed through the lens of his camera. His work, now acclaimed worldwide, is a treasure, a part of the History of mankind. Evgueni Khaldei invites us into his home, tells us about the sixty years he spent as a photographer for his people and the regime, and, for the first time ever, reveals his entire photo library.
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