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Laborfest: Film: The Young Karl Marx
Date Saturday July 07
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type Screening
Location Details
518 Valencia, San Francisco. 16th St BART
The Young Karl Marx, 2017 (118 min.) Germany
FilmWorks United International Working Class Film & Video Festival
Directed by Raoul Peck (Germany)
Karl Marx: May 5, 1818 to March 4, 1883
On the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, his ideas are as relevant today as they were when he and his collaborator, Frederick Engels, were writing and organizing. The growing crisis of technology, creating great wealth then as technology does now, while lives of the mass of workers become increasingly difficult, is wealth disparity. The film, The Young Karl Marx, looks at the early lives of Marx and his collaborator Engels, whose father owned a factory in Manchester. The industrial revolution began in Manchester where we see the conditions of working people in this period,the struggle that took place to understand this economic revolution and its effect on working people. More than two hundred years since his birth, his theoretical understanding continues to be critically relevant to our lives today and we see in this film where his ideas come from and how he organized to put them into practice. Fundamental to understanding capitalism is a reading of his 3 volume work, Capital, his shorter writing, the Communist Manifesto, written in 1848, and his labor view of history.
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Winner: 2017 Traverse City Film Festival Founders Grand Prize

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