The Socialist Equality Party will be hosting special showings of Herman Axelbank’s classic documentary, Tsar to Lenin, at the locations listed below. Tsar to Lenin, first released in 1937, provides an extraordinary cinematic account of the Russian Revolution, one of the seminal events of the twentieth century. The victory of the Bolshevik Party and the establishment of the Soviet Union not only abolished capitalism in the largest country on earth. The example of a victorious socialist revolution politically radicalized the working class throughout the world, inspiring the masses with the possibility of an alternative to capitalism and imperialism.
In the aftermath of the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the propagandists of the ruling class declared that this represented the decisive triumph of capitalism, the so-called “End of History.” However, as capitalismm confronts its greatest crisis since the 1930s, the events of 1917 once again acquire immense relevance.
For more information on the film, visit tsartolenin.com.
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 7pm
Northern Virginia Community College
Film introduced by Joseph Kishore, SEP National Secretary
CN Building Room 103
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003
Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 7pm
University of Minnesota
Ford Hall, Room 130
Minneapolis, MN 55455