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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of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s observations and aphorisms on religion, politics and culture, based on transcripts of unpublished interviews held over a six-year period and revised by the controversial Italian poet, novelist, filmmaker and all-around political-cultural celebrity, in which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.

On Blue Collar - Kino Fist

Film theory on Paul Schrader's car noir, Blue Collar.

Postmodern anti-hero: capitalism and heroism in Taxi Driver - Matthew Iannucci

Film theory examining the themes of masculinity, media reportage and cinema worship in the landmark film of the 1970s.

The New Babylon 1929

Commune graffiti

The film The New Babylon (Novyy Vavilon) was directed by Kozintsev and Trauberg in 1929. It is a sympathetic account of the history of the Paris Commune of 1871 and tells the story of two lovers who are separated by the fighting.