Monday, April 06, 2009

DOCUMENTARY: Nice Film about Sergej Paradshanow And Great Post In A Blog About Him ( Sergei Parajanov was a Soviet Georgian film director and artist, widely regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest masters of cinema. He invented his own unparalleled cinematic style. His oeuvre is extremely poetic, artistic and visionary and is acclaimed worldwide. - from Wikipedia.

A few days ago I randomly stumbled on a video using images of Sergei Parajanov's films. I was immediately in love. I've been searching the internet like crazy on more information, and trying to collect all his films. Today I watched Sayat Nova (The colour of Pomegranate). Every scene is like a moving painting, and it's impossible to take your eyes off of the screen.

To better understand the work of Sergei Parajanov, you should watch the following documentary that someone was kind enough to upload on youtube:


John Maszka said...


I'm doing research on how American foreign policy affects popular support for terrorism. My theory is that America’s hegemonic activity fuels popular support for terrorism, but I need data to support that hypothesis. I plan to conduct a large international survey in order to collect that data. Before I conduct the survey, however, I need to devise a survey instrument that is non-biased (non-western, non-white). I strongly believe that the biggest reason that America is losing the war on terror is that we aren’t listening to the people that matter the most—everyone else. The same principal applies to my survey: it won’t do any good if I’m not asking the right questions.

So I’m asking for your help.

I’ve put together a pre-survey questionnaire to help fashion a survey that hopefully will ask the right questions― one that takes race, religion, and gender issues into consideration rather than just making the same old geopolitical assumptions that political scientists in my field tend to make. I’m particularly interested in incorporating the views of women, non-whites, and people living outside of America and Western Europe. The final survey will go out once the pre-survey data has been collected and analyzed.

The survey can be accessed at

Would you please post the link on your site and ask your readers to do the same? I'd really appreciate it if you shared the link with others. But most importantly, please take a moment and fill out the pre-survey yourself.

Thank you!
Take care,

John Maszka

Gayatri from India said...

Hello, I have almost all of Paradjanov's films after 'Colour of pomogranates', you can download them from piratebay.