Monday, March 22, 2010

Bastards of Utopia, 54 minutes, - new movie

Film makers friends have just release their latest movie-

As children, they lived through the collapse of Yugoslavia. But now,
amid the aftershocks of socialism’s failure, they fight in their own
way for a new leftism. Whether clashing with police or squatting in
an old factory, these activists risk everything to live their
politics. In the middle of it all, an American who came to observe the
movement finds himself participating and even goes to jail with them.
As the setbacks mount, will they all give up the fight?

The film, shot during years of fieldwork with a Croatian anarchist
collective, applies EnMasseFilm‘s unique blend of observation, direct
participation and critical reflection to this misunderstood political
movement. Its portrayal of activism is both empathetic and unflinching
—an engaged, elegant meditation on the struggle to re-imagine leftist
politics and the power of a country’s youth.

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