Ludmila Belova – Dreams about Father

Ludmila Belova

Dreams about Father

Created for The Lev Gumilev Museum in St. Petersburg, this film reflects the institution’s namesake and his father, Russian poet Nikolay Gumilev. Lev Gumilev – a scientist and author of passive theory of ethnogenesis – served two terms in Stalin’s GULAGs. Silver Age poet Nikolay Gumilev was an African explorer who secured a rich collection of artifacts for the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography in St. Petersburg – only to be shot in 1921.