Category Archives: Culture and the crisis

Video and the occupy movement or comment filmer une révolution

The last post was about an article analysing the formal choices made by current oppositional video. This link here is to something very, very different. It is essentially a ‘how to’ manual for oppositional film-making. Multi-camera film-making, camera angles and … Continue reading

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video and the occupy movement

As is well known, video material has played a key role both for the occupy movement and in the Arab Spring (on the latter see here). Given that amateur and non-mainstream videos challenge the hegemony of dominant media, multiply the impact … Continue reading

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Great series of talks on the crisis

For a great series of talks on the crisis and its impact on the subjectivities of individuals see France Culture here. Among those discussing the crisis are Maurizio Lazzarato, author of an important new book on debt as mode of … Continue reading

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Films courts sur la crise / short films about the crisis

Pour voir une série de films courts (pédagogiques, satiriques ou tout simplement engagés) sur la crise voir ici.Et pour voir un film légendaire sur une autre crise, celle des années 1930, La Vie est à nous, dont la production fut dirigée … Continue reading

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Greece in the crisis: Debtocracy, a freely viewable documentary film

Much of the reporting of the impact of the crisis on Greece has fallen back on lazy cultural stereotypes (virtuous, hard-working Germans being asked to pay for self-indulgent, work-shy Greeks), as a result of which the causes and the impact of … Continue reading

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After the winter of protest, what next?

Martin O’Shaughnessy For people looking to pick up an initial understanding of some of the politics of the ‘winter of protest’ a new book, Fight Back: a Reader on the Winter of Protest, edited by Dan Hancox, is an excellent … Continue reading

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Culture, politics and the crisis. The case of bande dessinée

People interested in cultural responses to the crisis and to longer term socio-political changes would do well to engage with France’s vibrant bande dessinée culture. In what follows, Ann Miller (University of Leicester), a leading expert in the  field, gives … Continue reading

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