Action by: Hannah Rubin
Date(s) - 02/20/2017
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
26th Street and San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA, 94612
ACTION: RADICAL-FLIX AND CHILL
Deluge of the Real is a 12-hour film festival. Hosted at the Hole, in Oakland, this festival has all the centerpiece films from BBC historian Adam Curtis. These alternative films map histories of global power and politics. From the weird to the insightful, Deluge of the Real invites you to occupy President’s Day and learn in community and in protest.
Eat soup! Make new friends! Free.
Schedule as follows:
- 10 a.m.: Century of the Self. “This four-part series is about how those in power have used Freud’s theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy.”
- 2:30 p.m.: All Watched Over By Machines of Love and Grace. “Computers have failed to liberate humanity and instead have distorted and simplified our view of the world around us.”
- 6 p.m.: Bitter Lake. “Western politicians have manufactured a simplified story about militant Islam into a good vs. evil argument, informed by and a reaction to western society’s increasing chaos and disorder, which they neither grasp not understand.”
- 9 p.m.: Hypernormalisation. “Since the 1970’s, governments, financiers and technological utopians have given up on the complex “real world” and built a simple “fake world” that is run by corporations and kept stable by politicians.”