• Born date: 1896-01-02
  • Born in: Russian empire
  • Death date: 1954-02-12
  • Death in: Soviet Union
Dziga Vertov

David Abelevich Kaufman (Russian: Дави́д А́белевич Ка́уфман) (2 January 1896 – 12 February 1954) — also known as Denis Kaufman or his pseudonym Dziga Vertov 'or Vertof (Ukrainian: Дзи́га Ве́ртов, "spinning top") — was a Soviet pioneer documentary film, newsreel director and cinema theorist.

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