Valery Ruzin: 2020 made It Possible to Concentrate on Creativity

28/12/2020 12:31

Valery Ruzin, Deputy Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, President of the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio, believes that lockdown 2020 made it unexpectedly possible to concentrate on creativity. Valery Ruzin gave this comment on the International Day of Cinema, celebrated on December 28 all over the world.

“The advent of cinema at the end of the 19th century marked the beginning of a new era - the era of “screen culture”. In the early 90-s, together with the outstanding culturologist Anatoly Prokhorov (alas, he passed away recently), I first raised the question of “screen culture” as the cause of fundamental changes in culture in general. The reality exceeded our expectations. The new information environment, created by the Internet and a new generation of gadgets, reflects, creates and changes reality every day, presents us with a picture of the world in all its manifestations: scientific, everyday and artistic. Screen culture has penetrated our everyday life. Documentary filming is available to almost everyone today. Nowadays, millions of people can make a documentary of their lives. This was especially revealed by the outgoing year 2020, unexpectedly making it possible to take advantage of the lockdown and quarantine and concentrate on creativity. How talented and full a puzzle, reflecting the picture of the whole world, can be made of private paintings, I hope we will soon see,” - says Valery Ruzin.

Recall, the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio and the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly annually hold the Sevastopol International Festival of Documentary Films and TV Programs “VICTORIOUS TOGETHER”. The president of the festival is People's Artist of the Russian Federation Vladimir Menshov. The project manager is Valery Ruzin, Deputy Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, President of the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio. The aim of the festival is to draw attention to the issues of preserving the historical memory of peoples, supporting the movement against erosion of the value and semantic aspects of history, falsification of the results of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War; to intensify the search for new practices of forming constructive images of the memory of the Victory over fascism, which would contribute to strengthening mutual understanding and peaceful relations among countries and peoples.

International Day of Cinema is celebrated around the world on December 28th. This is a celebration of filmmakers and movie lovers. It was on December 28 in 1895 that the brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière, owners of a photographic plate factory, organized the first commercial public film screening. It took place in Paris, at the Grand Café on Boulevard des Capucines, and became the beginning of the massive popularity of cinema.