Category Archives: Film/Video

Video: David Harvey: The Crisis Now

David Harvey: The Crisis Now

Marxism 2009, Bloomsbury, 5 July 2009

contributed by SWP

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Event: World-Information City / Paris

World-Information City / Paris
Urban In/visibility, Access and Zoning

Conference: 30/31 May 2009
http://world-information.org/

Speaker: John Urry from Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University

Mobility Futures
“This paper examines a range of future possible scenarios as to the character, scale and significance of mobility patterns. These scenarios are examined within an emerging era which may well be characterized by dramatic climate change, the peaking of oil supplies and potential tipping points. The paper will address the question as to whether the period of high and growing mobility especially during the C20th was actually only a brief interlude in the longer term processes of human history.”

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photos submitted by: Nicolas Sauret

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Link: The Recess Ends

Stories of recession in the US. Video documentary/blog.

“Filmmakers Brian and Austin Chu of San Francisco began a three month journey across the continental United States in search of personal stories about greatest economic meltdown since the Great Depression. Their new documentary film project entitled “The Recess Ends” will focus on individual narratives from all classes of society that highlight core American values.”

http://therecessends.com

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Film: Crisis in the Credit System

Crisis in the Credit System
by Melanie Gilligan

commissioned by Art Angel, October 2008

“Crisis in the Credit System is a fictional foray into contemporary global market catastrophe, scripted and directed by artist Melanie Gilligan. A major investment bank runs a brainstorming and role-playing session for its employees, asking them to come up with strategies for coping with today’s dangerous financial climate. While diligently pursuing this task, five individuals inadvertently role-play their way into bizarre make-believe scenarios forming disturbing conclusions about the deeper significance of the credit crisis and its effects beyond the world of finance.”

http://www.crisisinthecreditsystem.org.uk/

http://www.artangel.org.uk/projects/2008/crisis_in_the_credit_system

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Film: The Last Days of Jack Sheppard

The Last Days of Jack Sheppard

by Anja Kirschner & David Panos
co-commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery and Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)

http://www.chisenhale.org.uk/exhibitions/forthcoming_01.php

The Last Days of Jack Sheppard is a film based on the inferred prison encounters between the 18th century criminal Jack Sheppard and Daniel Defoe, the ghostwriter of Sheppard’s ‘autobiography’, set in the wake of the South Sea Bubble of 1720 – Britain’s first recorded financial crisis.”

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