Monday, May 19, 2014

Film Buffs Start Revolution

The Situationists played a influential role in the May 1968 uprisings in France. As a small collective of artists and thinkers, their ideas about excesses in society and political power dynamics spread like wildfire, causing occupations and strikes that effectively shut down the entire country for two weeks. Although they officially disbanded in 1972 their influence can be seen in movements as diverse as British Punk and Occupy Wall Street.


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