film

Aléssi dell’Umbria’s Istmeño—The Winds of Revolt: a documentary film about resistance against dispossession – Argelaga

A review of the 2015 documentary film about the resistance struggle against the construction of gigantic arrays of industrial wind turbines to generate “clean” energy in Oaxaca (southern Mexico), discussing the resistance movement’s historical background in Mexico’s precipitous descent into the nightmare of the accelerated expropriation of the agrarian population by the economic impact of NAFTA since 1994 and the “police-military narco-state violence” that has been used as a convenient screen for repression and elimination of dissidents, as the country is integrated into the world market and its resources are further opened to foreign exploitation.

The Most Beautiful

A reflection on a piece of Japanese war propaganda.

The dubious virtues of propaganda: Ken Loach's "Land and Freedom" - Gilles Dauvé

Gilles Dauvé reviews Ken Loach's film on the Spanish Civil War, Land and Freedom.

The great dictator speech - Charlie Chaplin

Silent film star Charlie Chaplin's most famous words on screen, calling for racial equality and the abolition of national borders.

The Emperors Naked Army Marches On

A documentary about a war veteran and now determined anti militarist Kenzo Okuzaki and his attempts to investigate suspicious murders in his old regiment. He works his way up the chain of command and confronts his former officers and uncovers some grizzly secrets.

Kameradschaft (Comradeship)

Based on a real disaster in 1906, Kameradschaft is a plea against war and for friendship between peoples, set at a mine that's been split in two following the border changes after WW1. Its the story of French miners rescued by German colleagues after a firedamp explosion.

Hollywood in revolt? - Willie Osterweil

Film theory on a summer of revolt on the silver screen.

Working class cinema: a video guide

Libcom.org's guide to working class films and TV shows, showing class struggles, revolutionary situations and everyday lives.

The East, directed by Zal Batmanglij

A rare cinema fiction tackling radical environmentalism ties itself in knots trying to offer a 'balanced' argument

Strike- Sergei Eisenstein

Eisensteins first film depicting working conditions and repression in Tsarist Russia.