Revolution on film

12:00pm Sunday 25 August

Featured Speaker

About this session

Revolutions are moments in history where ordinary people shake off their chains, assert their collective humanity and raise the possibility of a different kind of society. For these reasons, they are constantly slandered as the worst things imaginable by right-wing historians and those who want society to remain as it is.

But what do revolutions actually look like?

Join documentary filmmaker and RMIT lecturer Liam Ward as he presents a unique curated collection of actual footage from revolutions over the past century: from the Russian Revolution, to the uprising in Tiananmen Square, to the Arab Spring and everything in between. This session will explore the high points of the struggle for human liberation and the lessons they contain for anyone who wants to fight for a better world.

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