15/12/2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
22/12/2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
01/01/2014 (All day)
Jura Books 440 Parramatta Rd Petersham
Film Screening as fundraiser for freedom bookshop.
'Durruti' and 'The Take': Films about the Past and Present with Lessons for a Revolutionary Future".
"Durruti" is about the Spanish anarcho-syndicalist militant Buenaventura Durruti. The film gives an account of his life and, to some extent, his times. There is historical newsreel footage and film from the CNT archieves that has rarely been seen in Australia. One of the points the film makes is about the revolution that was being made amidst the war, especially of the workers control of farms, factories and services and the community's control of living spaces.
"The Take" is an account of workers control in a contemporary setting: Argentina from 2000 to today. It's an inspiring film about ordinary workers doing extra ordinary things to secure a worthy life for their families and communities after capitalism abandoned and nearly destroyed them.