Germany / France 2010, 52 min., documentary, English
Writers and Directors: Jason Barker, Alexandra Weltz, Cinematography: Boris Becker, Hans Schauerte, Editor: Carsten Piefke, Music: Markus Rieger, Producers: Irene Höfer, Andreas Schroth, Starring: Nina Power, Jacques Rancière, Peter Sloterdijk, Alberto Toscano, Slavoj Žižek
Marx Reloaded is a cultural documentary that examines the relevance of German socialist and philosopher Karl Marx's ideas for understanding the global economic and financial crisis. Today a new generation of philosophers, artists and political activists are returning to Marx’s ideas in order to try to make sense of the crisis and to consider whether a world without or beyond capitalism is possible. Is the severity of the ongoing recession a sign that the capitalist system’s days are numbered? Ironically, 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, could it be that communism might provide the solution to the growing economic and environmental challenges facing the planet?
Source: Icarus Films