Tuesday, January 5, 2010
A Return to Resistance
The cinema in Callac is screening 'Walter, Retour en Resistance' on Sunday 10th Jan at 2.30pm. The director, Gilles Perret, is scheduled to be present.
The film is a documentary based around the life of Walter Bassen, who is now 82 years old, and describes his long combat and many battles against demagogues, injustice, and oppression. During the war he distributed anti-fascist leaflets in the streets of Annecy and was deported to Dachau concentration camp.
Today he has concerns about a world in which inequality and injustice gain more and more ground.
One of the themes of the film is the relevance to resistance in today's world.
I don't know if I will be able to make it to Callac to see the film on Sunday, but seeing the publicity for this film made me concsious of the fact that it has become fashionable to complain about the bureaucracy and other aspects of Frenchy life, but it is not mentioned so often anymore that this is a country in which it is still possible to express serious views and have people listen to them.
Callac Cinema Website