Film Year: 2017
Film Length: 62 min.
Director: Richard Robinson.
Featuring: Noam Chomsky, Marcel Sala Bigas, Nick Lloyd.
Orwell’s Revolution looks to the experiences in the Spanish Civil War that would inspire Orwell to write 1984. With Noam Chomsky as its guide, this experimental essay film questions our notions of history and documentary truth. Using Orwell’s text, Homage to Catalonia, the film explores Orwell’s time with the POUM militia where he fought against Franco and the forces of Fascism. When fake news branded the POUM as Trotskyist Spies, Orwell would discover a new enemy and learn how history is written. Discussion with director Richard Robinson, moderated by Erik Linstrum (UVA)
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