"David Abelevich Kaufman" — also known as "Denis Kaufman" or his pseudonym "Dziga Vertov" or "Vertof" (, "spinning top") — was a Soviet Union/Soviet pioneer documentary film, newsreel director and cinema theorist. His filming practices and theories influenced the cinéma vérité style of documentary moviemaking and the Dziga Vertov Group, a radical filmmaking cooperative which was active in the 1960s.
In the 2012 Sight and Sound poll, the critics voted Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera (1929) the 8th best film ever made.
Vertov's brothers Boris Kaufman and Mikhail Kaufman were also noted filmmakers, as was his wife, Elizaveta Svilova.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous directors! More Dziga Vertov on Wikipedia.