37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Orwell’s Revolution

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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)


Sunday, November 4


6:45 PM


Violet Crown 4

Film Info

Director: Richard Robinson.

Runtime: 62 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2017

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Noam Chomsky, Marcel Sala Bigas, Nick Lloyd.