The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities’ Revolution Film Series continues Tuesday, Nov. 6, with October (10 Days that Shook the World). John Orlock, the Samuel B. and Virginia C. Knight Professor of Humanities, will introduce the documentary-style film at 6 p.m. in the Wolstein Research Building auditorium.
The film reenacts the events of the Russian Revolution from the end of the monarchy in February 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in November 1917. Lenin returns in April. In July, counter-revolutionaries put down a spontaneous revolt, and Lenin’s arrest is ordered. By late October, the Bolsheviks are ready to strike: 10 days will shake the world.