Film Night: ‘Antifa – The Film’
The 2017 US documentary ‘Antifa – The Film’ discusses what fascism is and also explores the broader meaning of ‘Antifa'
“How bad does it have to be before you fight back? Because if we agree it was fine to fight the nazis in WW2, what about when they had just gained power? What about when they were an ascendant fascist political force or what about, as antifascists argue, when they were just starting out, when it would have been easier to stop their movement…”
Through interviews with anti-fascist organizers, historians, and political theorists in the US and Germany, the 2017 US documentary ‘Antifa – The Film’ discusses what fascism is and also explores the broader meaning of ‘Antifa’. That is, ‘who are anti-fascists? What motivates them to risk their lives to fight the far right? What is the history of militant anti-fascism and why is it relevant again today? How is anti-fascism connected to a larger political vision that can stop the rise of fascism and offer us visions of a future worth fighting for?’
Produced shortly after Charlottesville, the film also takes the viewer to scenes of modern opposition to fascists by Antifa in US – from Washington to Berkeley and Charlottesville.
Antifa: The Film will be followed by a discussion on opposing the rise of the far right in Aotearoa New Zealand.
6.30pm Wednesday 28 August
The Pyramid Club
272 Taranaki St,
Entry by donation.
Organised by Wellington Against Racism And Fascism