One day the people of Paris decided to stop work, build barricades and overthrow the government. That’s what we call a revolution… In the third episode of the series, Paul Mason travels to Paris, where Marx arrived on 8 March 1848 after being blamed for the 1848 revolutions in many European countries. Marx drew lessons from these experiences which still offer many important insights today, in the 21st century, as we fight for democracy and social justice.
K is for Karl – A Series of 5 Films by Paul Mason on the meaning of Marx today.
Why does Marx matter today? Is the question posed by British journalist and filmmaker Paul Mason in five short films produced by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung to commemorate Karl Marx’s 200th birthday. Through Marx, Mason explores the topics of “Alienation”, “Communism”, “Revolution”, “Exploitation” and “The Future of Machines” in order to demonstrate how Marx, who Mason describes as the most influential thinker of the modern world, remains deeply relevant to understanding our contemporary world.