Jurij Meden: Karl Marx among Us
Video, 47 min, 2013
Production: Društvo za širjenje filmske kulture KINO!
Jurij Meden’s experimental film with the telling title Karl Marx among Us and an even more unambiguous subtitle “an agitprop video” clearly shows its orientation, with which it continues in the tradition of valuable cinematic endeavors that have driven filmmakers to crisis points throughout the history of motion pictures, there to unite their visions with oppositional struggles on various levels of resistance. At the same time it fits in with the current initiatives to resurrect the “forgotten” or “obsolete” non- fiction forms (pamphlet, leaflet, agitprop piece, newsreel, etc.), characteristic of the current avant-garde film production found on all the meridians worldwide (including the Slovene collective project Newsreel Front). In this way it joins in the consciousness-raising efforts whose obvious provenance and clearly defined vision have persistently resisted indoctrination, this fundamental tool of political and cultural imperialism.