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The Internationale chronicles the fascinating history of the legendary song written in 1871, after the brutal suppression of the Paris Commune. This rallying cry for all the oppressed and exploited people of the world to rise up and overthrow their masters was soon to be translated and sung in over a hundred languages throughout the world. Featuring rare archival footage and performances and interviews with the likes of Billy Bragg and Pete Seeger, The Internationale explores the importance of ideals, the fate of the left, and the power of music as a force for change. “This wonderful documentary brilliantly recreates the history, memory, and meanings of a song that has shaped the imagination and practice of internationalism for over a century.
Author: Peter Miller Year: 2006 ISBN: Pages: Language: English Publisher: AK Press USA & Distribution Publisher's city: Chico California Publication date: