In the fourth episode of K is for Karl, Paul Mason travels to Manchester, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Here, Mason shows us how the use of human labour and the development of machinery brought about contemporary capitalism.
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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 second episode of K is for Karl, Paul Mason visits the places and influences around London which contributed to Marx’s writing of the Communist Manifesto. The year is 1847.
In the first of a series of five short films, British journalist and filmmaker Paul Mason searches for the roots of Marx’s thinking in Berlin, where he began his university studies in 1836.