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K is for Karl: Alienation

Alternative title
Alienation (Episode 1)
Synopsis
A series of five short films on the ideas of Karl Marx to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth.
In the first film journalist Paul Mason explains what Marx meant by Alienation. He searches fort the roots of Marx thinking in Berlin, where he started to study in 1836. "For Marx - alienation doesn’t just mean: we get depressed, we hate our jobs, or that we feel bad about the world...it means we’re constantly using our creative powers in the wrong way. We make things - but the things we make - machines, states, religions, rules - end up controlling us." [5 minutes]
The other films are: Communism, Revolution, Exploitation and the Future of the Machines. Commissioned by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.
Series
K is for Karl
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2018
Year of production
2018
Subjects
Philosophy
Keywords
alienation; Marx, Karl

Online availability

URI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKloksmPUCM
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Theopi Skarlatos
Animator
Made in Motion
Contributor
Paul Mason

Publisher

Name

Rosa Luxemburg Foundation

Email
info@rosalux.org
Web
https://www.rosalux.de/en/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+49-(0)30-44310221
Address
Franz-Mehring-Platz 1
Berlin
10243
Germany

Distributor

Name

YouTube

Web
http://www.youtube.com External site opens in new window

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