AKSIE-FILM: V FOR VENDETTA
AKSIE-film screens classic or less well-known films about revolt, protest, activism and revolution. As the major problems of our time cannot be wished away, it might be time for the passive viewer to become actively engaged. How to begin? AKSIE-film will show you by combining the power of cinema with talks and discussions by expert and activists on a range of topics. From anti-fascism to the refugee movement to climate activism, each edition will showcase a different theme.
On February 6 we kick off with the ageless, anarchism-inspired anti-fascist classic V for Vendetta. Starting 20:00 we invite you to talks and discussions about today’s extreme-right threat as well as the importance of anti-fascist organizing. After that: enjoy the movie!
V for Vendetta (2006) is set in a dystopian near future in which the UK has become transformed into a christian-fascist dictatorship. By deceiving the public, controlling the media and abolishing democracy, the regime seems almost invincible. Until masked vigilante V takes the stage and plants the seeds for full-scale revolt.
With its anarchist imagery and clearly anti-fascist message, V for Vendetta depicts mass anti-government action like very few Hollywood movies. Produced during the Bush-period it has become uncannily relevant in the Trump-era in which we are witnessing a massive comeback of the far-right and its xenophobic and racist agenda.
20:00 Doors open
20:15 introduction + talk by Rogier van Reekum (assistant professor in sociology at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam)
20:35 Interview with Paraat (antifascist research collective founded by students)
20:55 Introduction to the film
21:00 V For Vendetta
Every €2,00 of your ticket will be donated to Het Actiefonds to support the struggle for a sustainable and socially just world in which people and the environment are more important than economic interests. Visit https://hetactiefonds.nl for more information.