Experimental Geographies

"There is tenderness only in the coarsest demand: that no-one shall go hungry any more" – Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia (1974: 156)

Les Sentiers de L’Utopie/Paths Through Utopias: Film Screening

I wish I could make this. The film looks great. I’ve been told that the screening is already booked up so it might be tricky to sneak in. The French version of the film and book are available for free at http://www.editions-zones.fr/

Paths Through Utopias

Friday 11th March,  6.30pm Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Sq.

Free and open to all (English Subtitles).

“Blurring the fluid boundaries between present and future, documentary and fiction, Paths Through Utopias is a utopian road movie exploring a post-capitalist Europe. Shot during a 7 month journey in 2008 visiting ten utopian experiments, the film is half of the book-film project published in France by Editions Zones.

From the direct action Climate Camp set up illegally besides Heathrow airport to a hamlet squatted by French art punks, occupied self-managed Serbian factories to a free love commune in an ex Stasi base, this magicorealist travelogue transports us to a parallel universe where money is worthless and private property has been abolished.”

Film by Isabelle Fremeaux (Birkbeck), John Jordan and Kypros Kyprianou.  Music by Isa Suarez.  Book by Isabelle Fremeaux and John Jordan.

The details of the screening are courtesy of Birkbeck. Further details of the project can be found here.


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