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Left Film Night: Rosa Luxemburg

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Left Film Night: Rosa Luxemburg
Directed by Margarethe von Trotta, 1986, 122 minutes, in German and Polish with English subtitles

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 7 pm
Centre for Socialist Education, on Unceded Coast Salish Territories
706 Clark Drive, Vancouver (corner of Clark & E. Georgia)

This event takes place on the traditional, unceded, occupied territories of the səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. In acknowledging this, we must be in solidarity with the struggles of the peoples of the territory in which we occupy.

Celebrate Women’s History Month with this screening of “Rosa Luxemburg,” which received the 1986 German Film Award for Best Feature Film (Bester Spielfilm). This is a first-rate introduction to a liberated revolutionary woman who struggled for working class unity, against patriarchy, nationalism and other divisive ideologies. Barbara Sukowa won the Cannes Festival’s Best Actress Award for her performance as “Red Rosa,” the Polish-born Marxist who campaigned relentlessly for socialism and peace. Repeatedly imprisoned in Germany and Poland, Luxemburg was among the European socialists who condemned the imperialist First World War, and then helped launch the Spartacist uprising in Germany. She and fellow German communist leader Karl Liebknecht were assassinated on January 15, 1919, for their bold efforts to win the working class for a socialist revolution.

Left Film Nights are presented by the Centre for Socialist Education, Young Communist League, and the Vancouver East Club of the Communist Party of Canada.

No admission charge, but donations towards our costs are welcome. Coffee and refreshments available. Call 604-255-2041 or email <pvoice@telus.net> for further information.


March 31
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Young Communist League-Vancouver
Communist Party of British Columbia


Socialist Education Center
706 Clark Drive
Vancouver, BC Canada
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