A small collection of independent and underground documentaries. Suggestions? Submissions? Contact us at antidote[at]riseup[dot]net.
Cinema Utopia: Syrian Metal Is War
A collection of accounts of Syrian metalheads and their methods of coping and survival, shot in 2013-2014 and smuggled out on a rubber boat journey to Europe. Continue reading
Cinema Utopia: The Antifascists
Antifascism is not radical. It is normal. Continue reading
Cinema Utopia: Exile 2.0
A year after Aylan Kurdi made the EU border crisis famous, a film to remind us of the intense times that followed (and, though mutilated, continue). Continue reading
Ai Weiwei – So Sorry
These events mark the beginning of Ai Weiwei’s struggle and surveillance at the hands of the state police. Continue reading
Camara Negra presents: Ecos Del Desgarro
The story of an impossible revolution Continue reading
Black Bloc – Genoa 2001
This movie follows the lives of seven people who went to Genoa to demonstrate against the G8 in 2001, and their recovery from the traumas they experienced. Continue reading
Allein Machen Sie Dich Ein
Eine Dokumentation der Zürcher Häuserszene von den frühen Anfängen bis 1994 Continue reading
After Gezi: Erdoğan And Political Struggle In Turkey
Political struggles over the future of Turkey have left the country profoundly divided. Former Prime Minister, now President, Tayyip Erdogan, has fueled growing polarization through his authoritarian response to protests, his large-scale urban development projects, his religious social conservatism, and most recently, through his complicity in the Islamic State’s war against the Kurdish people in… Continue reading
Fascism Inc: Greece and the Rise of the Extreme Right in Europe
In Greece and other European countries, economic elites have been supporting fascist parties in order to enforce a radical neoliberal agenda in the crisis, says Aris Chatzistefanou, journalist and filmmaker from Athens, director of “Debtocracy”, “Catastroika” and “Fascism Inc”. Continue reading
Viva Belarus! (2012, 110 min, english subtitles) by Krzysztof Lukaszewicz AntiNote: Link to the full movie with English subtitles at the bottom of the page, as well as an interview with Franak Viacorka, on whose experience the film is inspired and loosely based! This movie is the first independent film about present-day Belarus, an obscure… Continue reading
Into The Fire
New Movie screening in Cinema Utopia Don’t miss the chance to check out the hard hitting documentary about refugees in austerity plagued Greece ‘Into The Fire’ CC License: intothefire.org Continue reading
Dérives – the Student Revolt in Canada
“Dérives” (translates into Drifts) has set itself the goal to set some records straight concerning police violence and media excesses that have marked the “Maple Spring”. From 1990 to 2010 the Student Movements were subject to over 1000 arrests. In the first six month of 2012 alone, more than 3000 students were arrested. Continue reading
The Antidote Writers Collective seeks to resist and counteract the poisons that course through the veins of our politics, our cultures, our movements, our relationships, ourselves.
We believe that a strong collective immune system is built through knowledge and understanding and that the struggle against division and repression requires building a new culture of discussion that goes beyond flat definitions, brittle ideologies, stubborn dogmas, idle preconceptions, and petty rivalries.
We will share knowledge with each other, aiming to build empathy, and in turn enable the emergence of genuine solidarity—one which does not demand uniformity across contexts, one which does not “include” you, but in which you include yourself.
In this spirit, we will provide a platform for a diverse set of voices, especially for those otherwise silenced or ignored in “mainstream” discussions. We want to hear from people engaged in radical struggles all over the world. We seek neither agreement nor conflict, but rather to identify issues at their roots, and to consider different radical approaches to their resolution. And though we at the Antidote Writers Collective have voices—and we will use them—we will not presume to speak for anybody.
On the contrary, we invite you to offer us new ways of thinking, new ways of seeing. It’s not about establishing a space for comfy ideological self-indulgence, but for questions, for a true diversity of voices and viewpoints, and for turning all of this into action.
One World. One Struggle.
TOPICS & VOICES
Alternative Structures Anarchism Anti-capitalism Autonomy Bureaucracy Climate Change Colonialism Corruption Countermedia Culture of Resistance Deutsch Ecocide Ecodefense Ed Sutton Education Greece Housing Justice Insurrection Islamophobia Kurdistan LeftEast Minneapolis Mutual Aid Neoliberalism No One Is Illegal No Pasarán! One World One Struggle Palaces & Vaults Police & Prisons Political Prisoners Post-Socialism Post-work Propaganda & Disinformation Que Se Vayan Todos Racism Rojava Russia Russian Reader Self Defense & Non/Violence Smash the Patriarchy Solidarity Squats & Occupations States & Borders Street Movements Switzerland Syria This is Hell! Transcripts Translations Turkey Ukraine United States of America War & Empire Work & Wage
“… in the midst of putative peace, you could, like me, be unfortunate enough to stumble on a silent war. The trouble is that once you see it, you can’t unsee it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There’s no innocence. Either way, you’re accountable.” – Arundhati Roy
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