Rich Ukrainian landowners fight young peasants who want to set up collective farms. Considered Dovzhenko's masterpiece, this film brings together lyrical images of human birth, life, and death bound up with the land. Directed and written by Alexander Dovzhenko; featuring Semyon Svashenko, Stephen Shkurat, and Mikola Nademsky.
USSR, 1930, B&W, 54 minutes, silent with English title cards.
NTSC Region 0 encoding (Entire World)