Revolution is in the Streets: The Sixties from an International Perspective: Students in Revolt
May 13, 2008
Film Screening at the Goethe Institut
Students in Revolt
BBC, 1968, 51 min., documentary, English
Introduction by and discussion with Martin Klimke, research fellow, German Historical Institute
This documentary shows a BBC panel discussion broadcast after the events of the “French May”. Discussants include Tariq Ali (Great Britain), Daniel Cohn-Bendit and Alan Geismar (France), Jan Kavan (Czechoslovakia), Lewis Cole (United States), and Ekkehart Krippendorff and Karl-Dietrich Wolff (West Germany).
Revolution is in the Streets: The Sixties from an International Perspective
The "Sixties," especially the pivotal year of 1968, were a global phenomenon, witnessing protest movements in places as far apart as Chicago, Berlin, Mexico City, Prague, Paris and Rome. In the public memory of numerous countries, images of generational revolt, countercultural liberation and confrontations with the authorities are closely tied with those years.
This series highlights some of these events through the eyes of contemporary films, and discusses their legacies with former participants and scholars of this turbulent time.