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Girl Is Innocent, The
Raila, Arturas. Lithuania. 1999.
- Girl Is Innocent, The
- Found on compilation title:
- New Video, New Europe: Programs 3-4
- Raila, Arturas
Short.   17 minutes..   color.
- English subtitles.
- Experimental / Avant Garde; Video Production; Performance
- Sound. With English subtitles. From the Renaissance Society description Despite the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc, Soviet-era rhetoric dies hard, or at the at the Vilnius Secondary School of Fine Art, where Raila used to teach. (He was fired for making this piece.) The candid footage from a teachers’ conference held in 1998, captures, in his words “entrenched anti-Western undercurrents usually withheld from public view.” Indeed, they seem to be flaunted during the student critiques where young artists are criticized, even penalized, for succumbing to the decadence of the class enemy, namely pop art.