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Eyewitnesses bring to life Trotsky's dramatic story of revolution, betrayal and exile, in footage never before seen on screen.
281 backers pledged $45,118 to help bring this project to life.

An Update from the Trotsky Project!

Posted by Lindy Laub and David Weiss (Creator)

Happy 101st Anniversary of the Russian Revolution!  Happy Birthday Comrade Trotsky!

Table and cake decorated by Frida & Diego for Trotsky's 58th birthday:               "ARRIBA LA CUARTA INTERNACIONAL, VIVA TROTSKY
Table and cake decorated by Frida & Diego for Trotsky's 58th birthday: "ARRIBA LA CUARTA INTERNACIONAL, VIVA TROTSKY

A lot has been happening since you last heard from us! We want you to know that the film is progressing well. We have a dynamic rough cut that's just under 3 hours; our goal is to get it close to 90 minutes. Trotsky's life is stunningly dramatic yet politically complex, so we're working to keep the film engaging and accessible to a general audience, with something new to the cognoscenti.

Thanks for your support and patience, we think it will be worth the wait.

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      Paul Ahrens on

      I am a $200.00 donor. Any estimate when the film will be completed? I have received no “premiums” as of today.
      P. Ahrens

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      Gord Doctorow on

      I would greatly appreciate getting the rough cut and would be willing to pay a bit more for it.

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      Richard Trotsky on

      Thank you for the update, I'm sure many were wondering about progress. I'm sure many eagerly await the finished film, but as the old adage says "patience is a virtue". I must agree about releasing the rough cut as well, I'd gladly contribute more to help offset any additional cost. It provides a rare glimpse into one of the most influential men of the 20th century. In the current political climate there couldn't be a better time for the film to come to the fruition.

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      Noel Turnbull on

      I think it would be a good idea to release the rough cut as well as the finished product. There will be footage many of us haven't seen. If that means asking people for a bit extra money that shouldn't be a problem.

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      William Arnold on

      I am relieved to see the update; thank you.