Lebedev, Nikolai Alekseevich (1897-1978)

Originally a journalist and film theorist, author of a book on the kulturfilm, Lebedev is best known as a film-maker for a series of travelogues that he made in the mid- to late 1920s, the most ethnographic of which was Land of the Nakhcho, shot in the course of an expedition to Chechnya in 1928 and released the following year.

In the 1930s, as kulturfilms lost both popularity and official approval, Lebedev retired from active film-making and became a film production administrator and documentary film historian.

Text : Sarkisova 2017