Category Archives: Film

The plunder of tourism: Lisbon

There are eyes everywhere. No blind spot left. What shall we dream of when everything becomes visible? We’ll dream of being blind. Paul Virilio Mass urban tourism condemns a city to branding, a product to be consumed, a spectacle to … Continue reading

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A poet of movement: For Pierre Etaix

A clown is a poet in action. He is the story which he enacts. The clown teaches us to laugh at ourselves. Joy is like a river: it flows ceaselessly. It seems to me that this is the message which the … Continue reading

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For Abbas Kiarostami: The singular beauty of truth, or the illusion of being

No artist, in any country, is free.  S/he is a living contestation. Pier Paolo Pasolini The films of Abbas Kiarostami are now complete.  With Kiarostami’s death this last July 4th, the worlds of his creation are now fixed, at least … Continue reading

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No Borders: Social Struggles Across the U.S.A.

We share below the trailer to, and the first episode, of an 11 part series “No Borders: Social Struggles Across the USA” by the international anarchist media team, Sur Negro Productions, in collaboration with members of Black Rose/Rosa Negra and … Continue reading

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I struggle therefore I am: Yannis Youlountas

In cinematographic chronicles, Yannis Youlantis tells stories of resistance and struggle in greece and spain.  The virtue and beauty of his films is the beauty of those who create autonomy against those who reduce the many to slavery.  Whether it be in … Continue reading

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For Jacques Rivette

Quel est le but du cinéma? Que le monde réel, tel qu’offert sur l’écran, soit aussi une idée du monde. Il faut voir le monde comme une idée, il faut le penser comme concret. Jacques Rivette We are all rehearsing parts … Continue reading

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La vie appelle la vie: The animated poetry of Frédéric Back

Libérer la vie, libérer la vie des prisons … c’est ça resister. Gilles Deleuze, Abécédaire  Art for me is just a natural reaction. I just try to share this reaction to what I love, and want to share. The pleasure is … Continue reading

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From Gazi to Gezi – a stone’s throw away

A new film on the Gezi uprising by Ross Domoney captures the poetry behind a rebellion; the art of resistance and the power of the spoken word.

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Borderland images: Between Melilla and Morocco

Borders striate land, dividing, segregating, displacing. As instruments of sovereignty, they are essential to delineating the exception that defines political power. As instruments for fixing the flows of labour, they enable exploitation. For those who refuse both, movement, migration, is … Continue reading

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An anarchist cinema: Jean Vigo

Freedom is lived in the body.  And the cinema of Jean Vigo is a celebration of that freedom.  In À propos de Nice, Vigo’s first film, the dancers of Carnival are contrasted with the self-conscious and tedious bodies of bourgeois … Continue reading

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