Video Selections for Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism
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11. Video Set on Anti-Systemic Protest
The Fourth World War: The documentary, The Fourth
World War (Big Noise, 2003), uses intense footage,
artistic editing, and poetic narrative to effectively
weave together a portrayal of unified popular resistance
to globalization in the decade and a half since the end
of the Cold War (known to some as the Third World War).
The ADD-friendly storyline jumps between popular
struggles in Argentina, Chiapas (Mexico), South Africa,
Korea, and Palestine. Also featured are the anti-FTAA
protests in Quebec City, the anti-G8 protests in Genoa,
and the February 15, 2003, anti-war protests, though a
depiction of the human geography surrounding the
struggles is not given to these latter three events.
(From Infoshop News Review)
Michael Moore - Farenheit 911: One of the best ways to protest is through drama and film. Michael Moore's film is one of the best examples.
1 hr 59 min
Steal This Movie!:
Steal This Movie
(2000) is an American biographical film of 1960s radical figure Abbie Hoffman. It was directed by Robert Greenwald and the
screenplay was written
by Bruce Graham. It is based on a number of books including To
merica with Love: Letters From the Underground by Anita and Abbie
Hoffman and Abbie Hoffman: American Rebel by Marty Jezer.
The film follows Abbie Hoffman's (Vincent D'Onofrio) relationship with his second wife Anita (Janeane Garofalo) and their awakening and subsequent conversion to an activist life. The title of the film is a play on Hoffman's 1970 counter-culture guidebook titled Steal This Book
Anarchism in America: A film on the
history of anarchism in America. The dispels some popular myths
about the anarchist movement.
True story of Che Guevara:
When Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara met his untimely death amid
the wilds of the Bolivian jungle in October 1967, he
proclaimed: "Shoot, coward, you’re only going to kill a
man." The Argentine doctor turned Marxist revolutionary
would become a potent symbol of rebellion, liberation
and resistance to western imperialism.
Following his brutal execution, idealistic young people
all over South America chanted "ˇNo lo vamos a
olvidar!" (We won't let him be forgotten) His ideas
would influence the political outlook of successive
generations, while his iconic visage would adorn
countless student bedroom walls for years to come. This
documentary comprehensively examines the life,
mysterious death and enduring legacy of an iconoclastic
Malcolm X: Prince of
Islam: Documentary on the life and
philosophy of Malcolm X from the perspective of the
Nation of Islam. Excellent portrayal of the
struggle in the US for equal rights.
1hr 30min (approx)
|James Dunkerley discusses Evo Morales and the Third Bolivian Revolution at the School of Advanced Study at the University of London.|
Mahatma Gandhi : Film : MAHATMA - Life of Gandhi, 1869-1948: A documentary on the life and work of Gandhi.
Bolivia: Leasing the Rain:
Privatization sparks a deadly protest in the town of Cochabamba when
the Bolivian government sells off its water system to a private,
multi-national consortium Aguas del Tunari. New Yorker writer
William Finnegan travels to Cochabamba to learn why people took to
the streets and what happens next.
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