Category Archives: Film

Guy Debord and Giorgio Agamben – Dialogues I: The Prologue to The Uses of the Body

To bring to light—beyond every vitalism—the intimate interweaving of being and living: this is today certainly the task of thought (and of politics). Giorgio Agamben In an intensely rich dialogue, Giorgio Agamben has engaged with the work of Guy Debord … Continue reading

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The order of the urban: “Metropolis: A film”

Universal history was born in cities, and it reached maturity with the city’s decisive victory over the country. For Marx, one of the greatest revolutionary merits of the bourgeoisie was the fact that it “subjected the country to the city,” … Continue reading

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This life is shit and you choose to burn it up: Get rid of yourself

We can truly understand this society only by negating it. Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle Capitalism, as with any form of social organisation, is a mode of creating human subjectivities. Its radical nature lies in its aspiration to do so … Continue reading

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Film: Commodity Trading

A film to share, a cinematographic intervention to spread … 

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Ni dieu ni maitre: A history of anarchism

A documentary film by Tancrède Ramonet tells the story of anarchism from the Pierre-Joseph Proudhon’s What is Property? (1840) to the fall of Barcelona at the end of the spanish revolution/civil war (1939).  Whatever historical-political lacunae one may find in … Continue reading

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The story of Nestor Makhno through film

From paris-luttes.info … The Makhnovist movement was one of the rare anarchist-communist insurrections in history, if not the only one, capable of holding a territory for a number of years (from 1917 to 1921).  The film that follows returns to the … Continue reading

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Jaime Alekos: Scenes from other refugee worlds … our world

Jaime Aleko, as video journalist working with such media collectives as Periodismo Humano, has covered and denounced the ravages of contemporary capitalism and recorded the many resilient and courageous forms of resistance to it, with a visual language, can one … Continue reading

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On the death of a portuguese “revolutionary”: Mario Soares and the inseparability of ideology and reality

For every image of the past that is not recognised by the present as one of its own concerns threatens to disappear irretrievably. Walter Benjamin, Theses on the Philosophy of History It is a mistake to understand ideology as something … Continue reading

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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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