The Commune (Paris, 1871) by Peter Watkins
October 17, 2017 • 6:30-10:30PM
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, BUELL HALL, EAST GALLERY
This event will feature a film screening with introduction by Professor Emmanuelle Saada. Film will be subtitled in English. Event is free and open to the public.
About the Film
On a stage-like set, more than 200 actors interpret characters of the 1871 Paris Commune, especially the Popincourt neighborhood in the XIth arrondissement. They voice their own thoughts and feelings concerning the social and political reforms. The telling of this story rests primarily on depicting the people of the Commune, and those who suppressed them.