CINEMARX: Films about Marx from the GDR to the Present Day
Germany, France, Belgium 2011, 52 Min., Director: Jason Barker
is a cultural-economic documentary, which examines Karl Marx’s ideas and their relevance in understanding the global economic and financial crisis of 2008-2009. Both leading Marx experts and critics of the current Marx-Renaissance are interviewed for this documentary, which questions whether communism can provide solutions to the growing economic and environmental challenges facing the planet.
As director, producer, and writer of Marx Reloaded
, Jason Barker
, a professor and philosophy theorist, teams up with many of the most renowned philosophers of the day to create this intense, economic documentary intercut with animated parody of The Matrix
After the film, a discussion will be held with Kurt Stand, a former trade unionist and longtime member of the Democratic Socialists of America, who currently works as a bookseller for Busboys and Poets.
Presented in cooperation with the DC LaborFest.
This event is part of the CINEMARX