Final Friday Film Series with the Marxist Education Project
a continuation of The Anti-Bourgeois Film Series
STATE OF SIEGE
France, 1973, 121 min.
DIRECTED BY Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras puts the United States’ involvement in Latin American politics under the microscope in this arresting thriller. An urban guerrilla group, outraged at the counterinsurgency and torture training clandestinely organized by the CIA in their country (unnamed in the film), abducts a U.S. official (Yves Montand) to bargain for the release of political prisoners; soon the kidnapping becomes a media sensation, leading to violence.
Discussion to follow.
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