Kino-Pravda ("Film Truth") was a newsreel series by Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta Svilova and Mikhail Kaufman. Working mainly during the 1920s, Vertov promoted the concept of kino-pravda, or film-truth, through his newsreel series. His driving vision was to capture fragments of actuality which, when organized together, showed a deeper truth which could not be seen with the naked eye.
After more than 90 years, the meaning of Kinopravda has completely changed, to be more specific кино [“cinema” in Russian], правда [“truth” in Russian] words are totally contrary. This is why we call our group Kinopravda. The cinema is more untruth, than truth nowadays. Dziga Vertov and his crew were capable of making art by capturing the actuality, to make real films and in the same time the literature wasn’t involved, they worked with only sequences of real moments and with reality embedded in fiction. Our main goal is rethinking, restoring the role of art in filmmaking. We are a partly Russian, mostly international group of filmmakers based in Barcelona.