Freelance journalist (BBC, RFI, magazines), writer (first book on Bristol's music and art scene), I work with Raoul Peck on his film projects. Born in Paris, I have been based in Prague, Miami, London, Nairobi (covering Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia) and Bristol, UK. Travelled to Italy, Haiti, Tunisia, Liberia, South Africa, India, Mexico, Niger, Turkey, Iraq... Passions: Africa, Europe, literature, music, arts. This blog is to share thoughts and cultural discoveries from around the world.
Marx in the UK: May 2018
More dates for our Marx film in London: released on May 4th:
At the age of 26, Karl Marx embarks with his wife Jenny on the road to exile. In Paris in 1844 they meet young Friedrich Engels, son of a factory owner, who has studied the sordid beginnings of the English proletariat. Engels, somewhat of a dandy, brings Marx the missing piece to the puzzle that composes his new vision of the world.
Together, between censorship and police raids, riots and political upheavals, they preside over the birth of the labour movement, which until then had been mostly makeshift and unorganized. This grows into the most complete theoretical and political transformation of the world since the Renaissance – driven, against all expectations, by two brilliant, insolent and sharp-witted young men from wealthy families.
The Young Karl Marx tells the story of these extraordinary events.
The Young Karl Marx, dir. Raoul Peck, France/Germany/Belgium 2017, 118 mins
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