• 1929
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Documentary

This landmark of silent Russian cinema is a truly masterful documentary about the construction of a rail line in the late 1920s, between Turkestan in central Asia and Siberia, one thousand miles to the north. Russia needs cotton. Isolated Turkestan is ideal for growing it, but is forced to use its land for wheat to feed the local peasantry. North in Siberia,...read more

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