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Marx For Beginners

Marx For Beginners
© Icarus Films

Great Britain 1979, 6 min., short film, English
Directors and Animators: Bob Godfrey, Clive Morton, Kevin Attew, Annabel Jankel, Marcus Parker-Rhodes, Music: Johnny Hawksworth,, Producers: Readers and Writers Publishing Cooperative

How many people have actually read the work of Karl Marx? Based on the book by the Mexican cartoonist Rius, Marx For Beginners is a hilarious animated film that highlights Marx's most influential ideas, and places them into the context of western civilization by introducing Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, da Vinci, Copernicus, Galileo, and Descartes. All in seven minutes!

High school and college audiences will find the film an amusing introduction and discussion starter on Marx's work, while non-academic audiences of all ages will be entertained by the lively and irreverent treatment of one of the world's most important thinkers.

The complete short film

Marx für Anfänger
© Icarus Films
“This stylistically animated condensation of rambunctious and irreverent quotation and paraphrasing of important historical thinkers [is] stimulating and amusing... An engaging treat!” – Booklist
Source: Icarus Films