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Patricio Guzmán - Capturing Reality
“Our Own Take on Reality

The Great Archive of Humanity

The Battle of Chile: Continuing the Debate

Reality is Chaos

The Battle of Chile: Bringing Order to Chaos

The Music of Everyday Life

The Battle of Chile: Chris Marker to the Rescue”
patricioguzmán  chile  film  filmmaking  documentary  thebattleofchile  reality  humanity  everyday  chrismarker  storytelling  noticing  seeing  attention 
11 weeks ago by robertogreco
#ResistCapitalism on Twitter: "Thread of revolutionary films & documentaries. (Feel free to add)"
"Thread of revolutionary films & documentaries. (Feel free to add)

"The Struggle Continues - A Luta Continua" about FRELIMO and Mozambiques liberation struggle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG4IN--oVd8

Patu! By Merata Mita https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/patu-1983 a doc on Maori resistance to the South African rugby tour

"People of the Shining Path" about Peru's protracted peoples' war.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HnH-MguElU

"The Unknown War" Episode 10 - The Partisans" about popular Soviet resistance to Nazi occupation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lP70jPAqRs

"The Battle of Algiers" about the FLN in the Algerian war of Independence.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-lWF100yTM

"Army of Crime" about French Communist Partisans resisting Nazi occupation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTccqNzu-xk

"Harlan County, U.S.A" about the Kentucky Coal Miner's Strike.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwFiPa20AuU

"The General George Jackson: Escape to Freedom" about US political prisoner/Field Marshall of the BPP George Jackson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuYba1ibpdU

"China: A Century of Revolutionary Pt. 2"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLO_sLtxST1N1nNNe2gPttoX1DrjsUbSAV

This 5 part series on the Cuban Revolution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWmeWZLTdMo

"India's Red Tide" about Maoist Naxalite Guerilla's in India
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvUVzvt_jtg

"In the Year of the Pig - 1968"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz8H_oi1ck0

"Buhay Komunista" about the CPP-NPA and the peoples' war in the Philippines
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zgs6y8JS98

[from other accounts]

"The Wind that shakes the Barley" about the Irish struggle for independence and socialism.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzqHEFHWYy4

"Days of Hope" covering the period from WWI to the British general strike of 1926.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u019DvYjY4

How Cuba helped force European imperialist out of Africa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmzIIzszch4

Winter Soldier (1972)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvNDkzi_HEE

Salt of the Earth (1954)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9oY4rmDaWw

Thomas Sankara - the Upright Man
https://vimeo.com/46137917

The Hour of the Furnaces (1968) Part 1: Neocolonialism and Violence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQOXKoMHOE0

The Hour of the Furnaces (1968) Part 2: Act for Liberation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqaHNU03aag

The Hour of the Furnaces (1968) Part 3: Violence & Liberation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePJpI3_sV_Y

“Che,” a two-part film of Che’s experiences during the Cuban Revolution & his last days in Bolivia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqTw2dtVQzw

The Battle of Chile by Patricio Guzmán. Part 1 here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5GeEzBKGsQ

Black Panthers Vanguard of the Revolution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bcubkt6BwY

October: 10 Days That Shook the World. A classic of Soviet cinema:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k62eaN9-TLY

'Red Ant Dream' on India's Maoists, indigenous resistance and remembering Bhagat Singh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVvThDX4bbQ

@BlackAutonomist Land and Freedom (1995)

Spanish civil war film very sympathetic to the anarchists/Marxists
http://imdb.com/title/tt0114671/

Finally Got the News (1970) about black revolutionary auto workers in Detroit, esp. at 14:00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgJd_MvJVzg

"When the Mountains Tremble": Documentary on the Guatemalan Civil War+ Guerrilla Movement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4rG8nmgRw4

"The Act of Killing"
following some of the mass murderers who took power in Indonesia in the 60s
http://docur.co/documentary/the-act-of-killing

"concerning violence" is on netflix, narrated by ms. lauryn hill based around Fanon's "the wretched of the earth"

[continues] "
film  revolution  lists  towatch  documentary  patricioguzmán  thebattleofchile 
february 2017 by robertogreco
A Time for Treason – The New Inquiry
"A reading list created by a group of Black, Brown, Indigenous, Muslim, and Jewish people who are writers, organizers, teachers, anti-fascists, anti-capitalists, and radicals.

WE studied and pursued methods for revolutionary social change before Trump came to power, and our core focus remains the same: abolishing the ever-enlarging systems of hierarchy, control, and environmental destruction necessary to sustain the growth of capital. With the ascendance of White nationalist ambition to the upper echelons of empire, we have given special attention to struggles waged and endured by marginalized people for whom the fight against capital has always been a concurrent fight against Anglo-Saxon supremacy.

Although there are bleak times ahead, we must remember that for most of us America was never paradise. Democrats and liberals will use this time to revise history. They will present themselves as the reasonable solution to Trump’s reign and advocate a return to “normalcy.” But their normal is a country where Black people are routinely killed by police and more people are imprisoned than any other place in the world. Their normal is a country where millions are exploited while a handful eat lavishly. Their normal is the opposite of a solution; it’s a threat to our lives.

We encourage everyone to use their local libraries and indiebound.org to acquire the books listed below.

ANTI-FASCISM/FASCISM HISTORY

Militant Anti-Fascism: A Hundred Years of Resistance by M. Testa (Ebook free until 11/30 from AK Press)
The Mass Psychology of Fascism by Wilhelm Reich (PDF)
Escape from Freedom by Erich Fromm
Blackshirts and Reds by Michael Parenti (PDF)
“The Shock of Recognition” (An excerpt from Confronting Fascism by J. Sakai)
Hypernormalisation by Adam Curtis (documentary)
A critical review of Hypernormalisation
Fascist Symbols (photo)
Searchable Symbol Database
Hatemap

Chile:
The Battle of Chile (Documentary): Part I, Part 2, and Part 3

Philippines:
When A Populist Demagogue Takes Power

Argentina:
Transatlantic Fascism: Ideology, Violence and the Sacred in Argentina and Italy
Eastern Europe: In the Shadow of Hitler

Italy:
The Birth of Fascist Ideology by Zeev Sternhell (PDF)
Basta Bunga Bunga
Lessons from Italy: The Dangers of Anti-Trumpism

Greece:
How Greece Put an Anti-Austerity, Anti-Capitalist Party in Power

Russia:
Russian Fascism: Traditions, Tendencies, and Movements by Stephen Shenfield

France:
Where Have All the Fascists Gone? by Tamir Bar-On
Neither Right nor Left by Zeev Sternhell (PDF)
Gender and Fascism in Modern France edited By Melanie Hawthorne, Richard Joseph Golsan
The Manouchian Group (French Antifa who resisted the Nazis when Germany occupied France)
L’Armée du Crime/The Army of Crime (Film)
Antifa Chasseurs de Skins (Documentary)

Spain:
Fascism in Spain 1923–1977
“The Spanish Civil War” (Series on Youtube)

Germany/Hitler:
Escape Through the Pyrenees by Lisa Fittko
Male Fantasies, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 by Klaus Theweleit (particularly Chapter 1)
The Nazis, Capitalism and the Working Class by Donny Gluckstein
Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Arendt (PDF)
Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada (fiction)
“Freudian Theory and the Pattern of Fascist Propaganda” by Theodor Adorno (PDF)
Fascinating Fascism
The Horrifying American Roots for Nazi’s Eugenics

United States:
Negroes with Guns by Robert F. Williams: EPUB, PDF and Audio Documentary
The Deacons for Defense: Armed Resistance and the Civil Rights Movement by Lance Hill
In the Name of Eugenics by Daniel Kevles
Dixie Be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South by Saralee Stafford and Neal Shirley
Bloody Dawn: The Christiana Riot and Racial Violence in the Antebellum North by Thomas P. Slaughter
“Why We Fight” Part I & Part II
Columbus Day is the Most Important Day of Every Year
Fascism in a Pinstriped Suit by Michael Parenti (Essay in book Dirty Truths)
Southern Horrors by Ida B. Wells
Morbid Symptoms: The Rise of Trump

Alt-Right/U.S. Neo-Nazis:
‘Hail Trump!’: White Nationalists Salute the President Elect
This Is Not a Guide: Is the Alt-Right White Supremacist? (yes)
Why We Must Stop Speaking of Oppression as “Hate”
The Myth of the Bullied White Outcast Loner Is Helping Fuel a Fascist Resurgence
The New Man of 4Chan
The Dark History of Donald Trump’s Right-Wing Revolt
Dark Days at the RNC
Trump Normalization Watch
The Real Origins of ‘Lone Wolf’ White Supremacists Like Dylan Roof

Here are assorted alt-right/White nationalist propaganda videos to better understand their rhetorical pull: one, two, three (Note: these videos were made by white supremacists).

U.S. REPRESSION & MCCARTHYISM

A ‘Commission on Radical Islam’ Could Lead to a New McCarthy Era
Newt Gingrich Calls for a New House of Un-American Activities
If They Come in the Morning: Voices of Resistance edited by Angela Davis (PDF)
Naming Names by Victor Navasky
Red Scare Racism and Cold War Black Radicalism by James Zeigler
The Other Blacklist: The African American Literary and Cultural Left of the 1950s by Mary Helen Washington
Still Black, Still Strong: Survivors of the War Against Black Revolutionaries by Dhoruba Bin Wahad, Assata Shakur, Mumia Abu Jamal (PDF)
Enemies: A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner
The COINTELPRO Papers by Ward Churchill (PDF)
Red Scare: Memories of the American Inquisition by Griffin Fariello
Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals and Reagan’s Rise to Power by Seth Rosenfeld (EPUB)
Interview with the Rosenfeld on NPR.
Green Is the New Red by Will Potter
War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony by Nelson Denis (EPUB)
War Against The Panthers: A Study of Repression in America by Huey Newton (PDF)
The Repression Lists
The Story Behind The NATO 3 Domestic Terrorism Arrests
Why Did the FBI Spy on James Baldwin (Review of the book All Those Strangers by Douglas Field)
Cointelpro 101 by The Freedom Archives (Video)

SECURITY CULTURE/THE SURVEILLANCE STATE

The Burglary by Betty Medsgar
Overseers of the Poor by John Gilliom (PDF)
The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy by Violet Blue
Security Culture, CrimethInc
EFF Surveillance Self Defense
The Intercept’s Surveillance Self Defense against the Trump Administration
Things To Know About Web Security Before Trump’s Inauguration
How Journalists Can Protect Themselves Online
How To Encrypt Your Entire Life in Less Than An Hour
On Building a Threat Model for Trump
FBI Confirms Contracts with AT&T, Verizon, and MCI
New York’s EZ Pass: We’re Watching You
NYCLU on EZ Pass Surveillance and ACLU blog on EZ Pass Surveillance
New York’s New Public Wifi Kiosks Are Spying On You
Why Public Wifi is a Public Health Hazard
The Drone Papers
The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program
US Cited Controversial Law in Decision To Kill American By Drone
Security Notebook (a packet of readings)
Why Misogynists Make The Best Informants
Fusion Centers / What’s Wrong With Fusion Centers (ACLU report) / Fusion Center Investigations Into Anti War Activities
How See Something, Say Something Punishes Innocent Muslims and Spawns Islamophobia
Citizenfour by Laura Poitras (Documentary)
1971 by Johanna Hamilton (Documentary)

RESISTANCE TACTICS

The Ideology of the Young Lords Party (PDF)
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire (PDF)
The Black Panther Party: Service to the People Programs, edited by David Hilliard (PDF)
Blood in My Eye by George Jackson (PDF)
Peoples’ War, Peoples’ Army by Vo Nguyen Giap (PDF)
Poor People’s Movements by Frances Fox Piven
Policing the Planet, edited by Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton
In the Shadow of the Shadow State
Black Riot
Against Innocence
Nothing Short of a Revolution
A Concise History of Liberation Theology
Organizing Lessons from Civil Rights Leader Ella Baker
After Trump
Black Study, Black Struggle
The Jackson Kush Plan (by Cooperation Jackson/MXGM)
Fuck Trump, But Fuck You Too: No Unity with Liberals
the past didn’t go anywhere — making resistance to antisemitism part of all our movements
De-arrests Are Beautiful
10 Points on Black Bloc (Text or Youtube)
On Blocs
How To Set Up an Anti-Fascist Group
How To Survive A Knife Attack: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4


BLACK LIBERATION

Black Reconstruction by W. E. B. Du Bois (PDF)
Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture by Angela Davis (PDF)
Revolutionary Suicide by Huey Newton (PDF)
Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement by Barbara Ransby
We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement by Akinyele Omowale Umoja (PDF)
How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America by Manning Marable (PDF)
Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Repression by Robin DG Kelley (PDF)
Interview with Robin DG Kelley about his book
Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition by Cedric Robinson (PDF or EPUB)
Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon (PDF)
Black Jacobins by CLR James (PDF)
A History of Pan-African Revolt by CLR James
Black Awakening in Capitalist America by Robert Allen
From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime by Elizabeth Hinton
This NonViolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed by Charles E. Cobb Jr (PDF or EPUB)
Eddie Conway in conversation with Charles E. Cobb in How Guns Kept People Alive During The Civil Rights Movement: Part I, Part II and Part III
The Young Lords: A Reader (PDF)
Black Anarchism: A Reader (PDF)
We Charge Genocide’s Report on Community Policing (PDF) | The group’s talk with DOJ
An Open Letter To My Sister Angela Davis by James Baldwin
Cooperation Jackson: Countering the Confederate Assault and The Struggle for Economic Democracy (Video)
American Nightmare: Black Labor and Liberation (Documentary, not yet released)
On Reparations: Resisting Inclusion and Co-optation by Jamilah Martin
Beyond Nationalism but Not Without It by Ashanti Alston
The Liberal Solution to Police Violence: Restoring Trust Will Ensure More Obedience
The Weapon of Theory by Amilcar Cabral
The Carceral State
The Work Continues: Hannah Black Interviews Mariame Kaba… [more]
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november 2016 by robertogreco
... a Valparaíso on Vimeo
"A film essay about Valparaíso.
Directed by: Joris Ivens
Script: Chris Marker
Cinematographers: Georges Strouvé, Patricio Guzmán
Music by: Gustavo Becerra
Produced by: Argos Films / Universidad de Chile.
Spanish subtitles by Ricardo Greene
______________________

Dirigido por el documentalista holandés Joris Ivens, con guión de Chris Marker y con la participación de Patricio Guzmán y Georges Strouvé en asistencia de cámara, este documental ofrece una 'sinfonía urbana' hermosa y políticamente comprometida del puerto de Valparaiso.
Ivens nos introduce en el singular paisaje de un lugar que habita con un pie en el cerro y otro en el mar; y entre un pasado de glorias y un presente de deterioro y carencias. Con perfecto ritmo visual, nos presenta no la imagen-postal de la ciudad sino sus contradicciones y singularidades, indagando así en la vida cotidiana de sus habitantes y ofreciendo finalmente un panorama complejo y diverso sobre la vida en el puerto.

Subtítulos en español por Ricardo Greene."
chile  valparaíso  chrismarker  jorisivens  patricioguzmán  georgesstrouvé  film  documentary 
april 2014 by robertogreco
The Sweep of Nostalgia | Ben Casnocha
"When you call upon dormant memories, you change them in the process. You remember the most recent version of your memory + whatever present lens you’re using at the time of recall. In other words, how I changed since I left shaped how I remembered what I once experienced."

Some months ago, I watched…Nostalgia for the Light. It’s about the astronomy done in the Atacama desert …The film juxtaposes the work of scientists in the desert who look to the sky for answers, with old women just miles away who look to the ground for answers, searching for the bones of relatives assassinated by the Pinochet regime and buried in the desert. The film is about the connection between the past and the future, ground and sky. It’s also about memory.

In the film, director and narrator Patricio Guzman says, “Those who have a memory are able to live in the fragile present moment. Those who have none, don’t live anywhere.”"

[via: http://bobulate.com/post/21563251336/ ]
patricioguzmán  atacama  viñadelmar  santiago  bencasnocha  2012  life  living  past  present  mashedpotatoes  edg  srg  glvo  nostalgia  memories  memory  chile  nostalgiadelaluz  nostalgiaforthelight 
april 2012 by robertogreco
Patricio Guzmán’s ‘Nostalgia for the Light’ to Open - NYTimes.com
"What finally enabled Mr. Guzmán to make “Nostalgia for the Light,” which opens on Friday at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village, was his realization that the subjects he wanted to address did have a point in common: the preservation of memory. The women who comb the desert looking for the remains of loved ones who disappeared under the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet share that trait with the archaeologists and geologists who work in the shadow of the astronomical observatories that dot the Atacama, drawn by its clear skies.

Remembrance has, of course, also been the main theme of Mr. Guzmán’s own body of work, which has been primarily political. But his best-known film, the three-part, four-and-a-half-hour “Battle of Chile,” has come to be regarded as something more than just the record of a particular historical moment."
light  nostalgiaforthelight  history  remembrance  salvadorallende  chile  archaeology  geology  pinochet  patricioguzmán  astronomy  memory  documentary  film  2011  atacama  nostalgiadelaluz  time  present  past  future  coup 
january 2012 by robertogreco
Nostalgia for the Light / Trailer - YouTube
"Nostalgia for the Light takes place 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert, where atop the mountains astronomers from all over the world gather to observe the stars. The sky is so translucent that it allows them to see right to the boundaries of the universe. The Atacama is also a place where the harsh heat of the sun keeps human remains intact: those of Pre-Columbian mummies; 19th century explorers and miners; and the remains of political prisoners, "disappeared" by the Chilean army after the military coup of September, 1973."

[See also: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1556190/combined ]
nostalgiaforlight  science  astronomy  space  2011  atacama  patricioguzmán  chile  documentary  film  time  present  past  future  salvadorallende  pinochet  coup 
january 2012 by robertogreco
FILM - FILM; The New Battle of Chile: Keeping Memory Alive - Biography - NYTimes.com
"What Mr. Guzman and a team of four had done was to wade into Santiago's turbulent streets and film everything they witnessed in the 10 months preceding the coup, led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet, on Sept. 11, 1973, and on that day itself. Despite some heavy-handed Marxist narrative -- Mr. Guzman and his colleagues were fervent Allende supporters -- the result was gripping. As a couple of film critics noted, if Tolstoy had made movies, his work might well have looked like this."
chile  history  film  documentary  via:preoccupations  coup  patricioguzmán  thebattleofchile 
january 2010 by robertogreco
The Battle of Chile - DVD Review - Time Out Chicago
"If these two minutes were the only thing worth mentioning in Patricio Guzmán’s three-part documentary on the coup that permanently changed the country’s landscape, The Battle of Chile would simply be the apex of direct-cinema snuff movies. What Guzmán has given us, rather, is the definitive statement on the last gasp of South American democracy. Available for the first time on DVD, the three docs that make up this magnum opus—The Insurrection of the Bourgeoisie (1975), The Coup d’État (1977) and The Power of the People (1979)—are primers on what happened after seeds of dissent (planted by the CIA) started to bear fruit. Man-on-the-street interviews and anti-Commie union rallies offer social context; actual scenes of military assaults on citizens and the coup itself (!) show you history in the making."
chile  history  documentary  politics  coup  via:preoccupations  patricioguzmán  thebattleofchile 
january 2010 by robertogreco

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