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Sunday, February 19 2017, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

After years of political agitation, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht, and Leo Jogiches form a revolutionary German party, the Spartacists.

To supplement the material in our current reading group about the crisis of the Second Socialist International and the European Revolutions of 1917-23, we will be screening renowned German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta's award-winning film on the life of Rosa Luxemburg.

Please join us Sunday, February 19th at 7 pm in Room 200E of Hodges Library. The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by an open discussion.

From IMDB:
"In this biopic, Rosa Luxemburg (Barbara Sukowa), a dedicated Marxist and pacifist, is arrested in 1905 for her political activities. Determined to stick to her principles, she goes on to be repeatedly convicted and imprisoned for her protests and speeches. In 1915, growing disillusioned with the German Social Democrats when they endorse World War I, she founds the Sparticist League as an alternative. Despite the many men in her life, Rosa remains focused on social justice."

Hodges Library Room 220E

1015 Volunteer Blvd Second Floor, Knoxville, Tennessee
Event Categories:

Academic, Educational, Film