Remember Revolution: 68 at 40
“Nottingham Contemporary“, in partnership with Nottingham‘s Broadway Cinema (recently rated in Total Film’s Top Ten Cinemas of the World), will be celebrating the cultural act of political revolution, “examining the relationship between filmmaking, recent art and political revolt“.
This Spring marks the 40th anniversary of the wave of mass protest that swept Europe, America, and eventually, the world. Sparked largely by the war in Vietnam, It’s no surprise that the events of 1968 are as pertinent today as they were 40 years ago.
Despite the populous of today’s relative apathy to politics, the cultural ripples of 1968 can be seen, heard and felt everywhere: Woodstock, The British Punk movement, Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, The Miners‘ Strike, The Poll Tax Riots and countless other forms of popular non-compliance that have forced cultural change.
Featured film makers include Mike Figgis and Peter Watkins, with contributions from artists such as Luca Frei and, Turner Prize winner, Jermey Deller.
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