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An Impossible Cinema? The Proletarian Avant-Garde in Los Angeles

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As radical resistance to global capital is once more on the agenda new movements and generations are experiencing the need to establish non-corporate media channels in order to effectively challenge hegemonic ideology. Learning from the recent history of the New Left and the generation of 1968 is a vital part of this process. In this essay David E James tells the story of the rise and fall of the Los Angeles Newsreel. Though technologies may have evolved many basic issues remain the same.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Professor at the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California.

Publication date: 2003-02-01

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