Screening of October by Eisenstein

Screening of October by Eisenstein


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The forum – ‘In Defense of Reason’ dedicated to the cause of promoting reasoning and rationality in society, is going to screen the movie ‘October: Ten Days That Shook the World’ on the centenary anniversary of the October Revolution. It was the first revolution after the establishment of ‘Paris Commune’ which was led by the working class. Russian masses down and out by the World War launched offensive on the White Palace of Petrograd (now ‘St. Petersburg’), led by the Bolsheviks on 25th October, 1917 (according to the old calendar) with the slogan of ‘Bread, Peace & Land’ and established their justified rule on the state power after a revolutionary struggle. This film made on the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution under the combined direction of Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov is akin to a live documentary of the fateful mega event. Some might think that what is the need of discussion on a revolution and its legacy by a forum dedicated to promote logic and critical thinking? In answer to this, we would like to quote Marx, “Revolutions are the locomotives of history.” For a detailed discussion, you are invited on the screening. We will discuss some important questions such as the relevance of the October Revolution today! In which circumstances did this Revolution succeed? What was the historical contribution of that Revolution in the development of the toiling masses of Soviet Union? We will also discuss about the revolutionary experiment by Eisenstein in the form of ‘Montage.’ The revolutionary vigor and spirit of those “Ten Days of Revolution That Shook the World” are still alive amongst the working classes all over the world. ‘In Defense of Reason’ invites you to watch the movie and to participate in the discussion post that in Lamakaan at 1:30 PM, 6th Nov, 2016.

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