Fell honoured to be part of this great project!
72 days… that’s how long the first attempt of the working class to liberate itself from the exploiters lasted. The attempt to “abolish that class property which makes the labour of the many the wealth of the few”, as Karl Marx wrote on the Paris Commune.
We are in 1871 Paris, wandering its cobbled lanes, its historic bridges and avenues… From the Tuileries Palace and the “Café de la Régence” to Montmartre and the “Hôtel de Ville”, the whole history of the Paris Commune unfolds before us, the story of the heroic Communards, these Parisians, storming heaven for the first time...
On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune, the Propaganda Committee of the CC of KNE has filmed a documentary dedicated to the Parisian Communards, the proletariat’s first attempt at seizing power for the first time in the history of humankind, thus offering valuable lessons for the next attempt, the Great October Revolution, and also for the revolutionary struggle today.
But why should one want to learn about something that happened 150 years ago? Engels has given his own response: “Well and good, gentlemen, do you want to know what this dictatorship of proletariat looks like? Look at the Paris Commune”...
Presented by Manthos Psirrakis, member of the CC of KNE.
The following participate:
➡ Aleka Papariga, member of the CC of the KKE
➡ Makis Papadopoulos, member of the Political Bureau of the CC of the KKE
➡ Loukas Anastasopoulos, member of the CC of the KKE
➡ Konstantina Tsioupra, member of the Bureau of the CC of KNE
➡ Elena Mpotzioli, member of the Bureau of the CC of KNE
Cinematographer-film editing-colour grading: Sergios Kolisikas
Animation-motion graphics: Eytychia Kondyli
Film score: Dimitris Androniadis
Camera operator: Sergios Kolisikas, Giannis Maroudas
Sound recording and voice-over: Sotiris Gekas
Audio mixing: Pavlos Harbalis
Filming took place in Paris, at the Cultural Centre of KNE, and at the “Synchroni Epohi” publications bookstore.