Politics

David Cherkasskiy – Misteriya-Buff AKA Mystery-Bouffe (1969)


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In Mystery-Bouffe (1918), a religious mystery play which mocked religion, the poet described a struggle between two groups, the “Unclean” working class and the “Clean” upper class. The earth has been destroyed by a flood, the survivors seek refuge at the North Pole. The “Unclean” defeat the “Clean” and create a workers’ paradise on Earth, where people “will live in warmth / and light, having hade electricity / move in waves.” Read More »

Leobardo López Aretche – El Grito (1968)

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A documentary on the student movement in Mexico, 1968, made by film students

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A documentary of the conflicts that arose in Mexico in 1968, just before the Olympic Games, between students protesting against the corrupt government, and the police and armed forces. This documentary was made by film students, and remains one of the few graphic testimonies of all the events that led to the massacre of students in Tlatelolco. Read More »

Paolo Heusch – El ‘Che’ Guevara (1968)

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A good old fashioned story about the Third-World’s attempt to rip off their colonial shackles. Read More »

Otto Preminger – Advise & Consent (1962)

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The setting is familiar. A Senate subcommittee meets to confirm the President’s controversial nominee for Secretary of State. A TV camera rolls. And the wolf is at the door… Read More »

Jean-François Richet – Ma 6-T va crack-er AKA Crack 6-T (1997)

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The story is set in a cité (6-T in French slang), or housing project, in the Parisian suburb of Meaux. The residents are unhappy about their living conditions, and are rebelling against this. Some critics compare it to the film La Haine, directed by Mathieu Kassovitz and starring Vincent Cassel, as well as to Le Cercle de la haine. […]Richet explicitly made in an interview references to marxism-leninism as his ideology to produce this movie. Read More »

Petra Costa – Democracia em Vertigem AKA The Edge of Democracy (2019) (HD)

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A cautionary tale for these times of democracy in crisis, the personal and political fuse in The Edge of Democracy to explore one of the most dramatic periods in Brazilian history. Combining unprecedented access to Presidents Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff with accounts of her own family’s complex political and industrial past, filmmaker Petra Costa (Elena, 2012) witnesses their rise and fall and the tragically polarized nation that remains. Read More »

Jean-Gabriel Périot – Une jeunesse allemande AKA A German Youth (2015)

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At the end of the 1960s the post-war generation began to revolt against their parents. This was a generation disillusioned by anti-communist capitalism and a state apparatus in which they believed they saw fascist tendencies. This generation included journalist Ulrike Meinhof, lawyer Horst Mahler, filmmaker Holger Meins as well as students Gudrun Ensslin and Andreas Baader. Read More »