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    paula.mcewan
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    Charlie Chaplin diatribe

    #236485
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Ignore all the American patriotism and exceptionalism, this old 20-minute American Army propaganda film called ‘Don’t be a sucker’ expresses some relevant anti-MAGA ideas. Easy to substitute working class when it says America.

    #236823
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    A blacklisted movie telling the story about a strike but also about the empowerment of women

    #236912
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Carl Sagan and religion

    #236917
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2022/09/12/noji-s12.html

    Three Minutes–A Lengthening: Nazi barbarism in Poland
    … and Private Desert from Brazil
    David Walsh
    11 September 2022
    If there is a spate of films about Nazism and the Holocaust at present, it is not simply that artists and others remain determined to bring out the truth about one of the most terrible episodes in human history, worthy as that effort may be.

    The new films are clearly a response as well—fully conscious or not—to the rise and threat of the far right in Germany, the US and elsewhere. These works are as much a warning about the present and the future as they are an attempt to shed light on the past. To what extent they dig deeply enough into the traumatic phenomena, despite their undoubted sincerity and artistic seriousness, remains an issue.

    #237083
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    A short cartoon

    #237084
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    A series of informative and useful anarchist videos

    https://www.youtube.com/@LuckyBlackCat

    An example

    #237228
    Thomas_More
    Participant

    Classic work on the social consciousness film in the silent era: Behind the Mask of Innocence by Kevin Brownlow.

    #237608
    Lizzie45
    Participant

    Deleted – wrong thread. D’uh!

    #237776
    Moo
    Participant

    Dr. Seuss’s the Lorax

    #237777
    Moo
    Participant

    Here’s a marvellous scene from John Carpenter’s They Live (1988), which shows how real socialists see the world. The whole film is available to watch for free on Youtube. While it’s true John Carpenter was/is against free-market-capitalism, this film can very easily be interpreted as anti-capitalism (in general).

    #237840
    Thomas_More
    Participant

    A little bit of class war:

    A Question of Suspense (1961).

    A capitalist murders one of his employees who has discovered a crime. The employee’s wife seeks revenge.

    #237965
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Radio play on the 1797 Mutiny.

    https://youtu.be/kzZ7kQyeeyA

    #238077
    Moo
    Participant

    Reds (1981)

    This film, based on actual events, tells the story of John Reed (Warren Beatty), American Communist, journalist and activist, whose love affair with writer/feminist Louise Bryant (Diane Keaton) unfolds against the explosive backdrop of the Russian Revolution.

    https://www.cinemaparadiso.co.uk/rentals/reds-11899.html

    #238078
    Moo
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    Matewan (1987)

    Written and directed by John Sayles this 1920’s set drama based on real events, details the brutal battle between miners, strikebreakers and a corrupt coal mining company in a tense and emotional story of small-town poverty, bitterness and exploitation. When union man Joe Kenehan (Chris Cooper) arrives in the backwater town of Matewan, West Virginia to organise a workforce to stand up against the Stone Mountain Coal company, he finds that instead of the men presenting a united force against their real enemy, they are embroiled in disputes between themselves as tensions rise between white miners and black workers.
    Despite all good intentions, the situation spirals out of all control and a bloody fight for livelihoods and dignity ensues.

    https://www.cinemaparadiso.co.uk/rentals/matewan-11857.html

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