film

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.

The proletariat zombie revolution - Cameron Weed

Extract from a film theory thesis on the role of the zombies in George Romero's Land of the Dead.

Almost a testament: Encounters with Pasolini - Peter Dragazde

A collection of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s observations and aphorisms on religion, politics and culture, based on transcripts of unpublished interviews held over a six-year period and revised by the controversial Italian poet, novelist, filmmaker and all-around political-cultural celebrity, in which Pasolini, who once notoriously proclaimed his sympathy for the “working class” policemen in their clashes with spoiled “middle class” students, expresses his eccentric views on America, Third World nationalism, China, Russia, a pope or two, his favorite filmmakers and poets, hippies, NATO’s involvement in the attempted coup d’état in Italy in 1964, etc.