Aleksandr Dovzhenko

10th September, 1894 (Age: 123) · Viunyshche, Chernigov Governorate, Russian Empire (now part of Sosnytsia town in Chernihiv Oblast, Ukraine)

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Alexander Petrovich Dovzhenko was a Soviet screenwriter, film producer and director of Ukrainian origin. He is often cited as one of the most important early Soviet filmmakers, alongside Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov, and Vsevolod Pudovkin, as well as being a pioneer of Soviet montage theory.

Although Alexander Dovzhenko's parents were uneducated, his semi-literate grandfather encouraged him to study, leading him to become a teacher at the age of 19.

Dovzhenko turned to film in 1926 when he landed in Odessa. His ambitious drive led to the production of his second- ... Read more