Search - Anarchism in America on DVD

Anarchism in America
Anarchism in America
Actors: Paul Avrich, Jello Biafra, Murray Bookchin, Karl Hess
Directors: Joel Sucher, Steven Fischler
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
NR     2006     2hr 10min

Two fascinating documentaries on one disc! In the first, Anarchism in America, the filmmakers take a road trip to map anarchism as a distinctly American tradition, interviewing a diverse cast of characters: from ?ordinary?...  more »


Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: Paul Avrich, Jello Biafra, Murray Bookchin, Karl Hess
Directors: Joel Sucher, Steven Fischler
Creators: Gordon Quinn, Joan Churchill, Joel Sucher, Sandi Sissel, Steven Fischler, Kristina Boden, Gerald Kagan, Lora Myers
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Special Interests, Educational, History, Science & Technology
Studio: AK Press
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/06/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 2hr 10min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Similar Movies

The Wobblies
Directors: Deborah Shaffer, Stewart Bird
   NR   2006   1hr 29min
Sacco and Vanzetti
Director: Peter Miller
   NR   2007   1hr 22min
The Internationale
   NR   2006   1hr 0min

Movie Reviews

A complete experience - perfect for all your agitprop needs
T. Jagernauth | Chicago, IL United States | 06/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Seriously - not only is this whole DVD informative and inspiring, it is ENTERTAINING, with great music and a variety of visual clips, especially in the first film, "Anarchism in America" - this DVD is perfect for beginning crucial dialogue around what anarchy IS, what it ISN'T, how it compares to libertarianism, how it embraces or doesn't embrace violence, AND MORE. This DVD does NOT come down with ONE idea of what anarchism is, either. This DVD is crucial for creating an informed and clear ANALYSIS, something we desperately need as we strive to live our ideals."
Anarchism in America
Douglas Brown | 06/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gangbuster documentary with some priceless historic film of key figures in the history of American anarchism, e.g., Emma Goldman. Funny beginning, almost a "Reefer Madness" approach, then it gets pretty serious, but always informative, never dull, and filled with interviews of some very unique people throughout the U.S., some famous, some not.

Highly recommended!"
Bernard Chapin | CHICAGO! USA | 06/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I was a little worried at first that this documentary would be biased and propagandize for something that I do not believe in. I was pleasantly surprised, however, by what I saw. Karl Hess and Murray Bookchin were previously unknown to me but I appreciated their perspective. The link between libertarianism and anarchism is explored and gave me something to think about. Previously, I never understood the anarchic libertarians I knew but I now have newfound respect for their perspective. That Hess associated with Murray Rothbard was a point in his favor as was the director going to a Libertarian Party convention in the late seventies when it was filmed. Lastly, the eschewing of violence here is something everyone should take note of."