Soviet Cineclubs: Baranov’s Film/Media Education Model

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Journal of Media Literacy Education, ISSN: 2167-8715, Vol: 7, Issue: 2, Page: 12-22

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Fedorov, Alexander; Friesem, Elizaveta
cineclubs; USSR; Russia; media literacy education; Communication; Education; Film and Media Studies; History
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In this paper we discuss a historical form of media literacy education that is still insufficiently explored in English-language literature: Soviet cineclubs. We focus on one particular cineclub that was created by a Soviet educator Oleg Baranov in the 1950s. We admit that Baranov’s teaching practices might have been rooted in and shaped by ideological requirements of the time. However, we believe that the structure of his model can be used as an inspiration for a media literacy club in today’s schools.