[Marxism] Fwd: A Taxi Driver | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Aug 11 08:27:50 MDT 2017


Opening on August 11th at the AMC Empire 25 in NY and the same day 
nationally, “A Taxi Driver” is a South Korean film based on an important 
event in the country’s history. In 1980, during a rebellion in Gwangju 
against a recent military coup, a German reporter named Jürgen Hinzpeter 
came to South Korea to cover the rebellion but had no way to reach the 
city except by cab since all public transportation had been shut down by 
the military. Even a cab would have trouble getting through since all 
the major roads had been blockaded. It was up to a cab driver named Kim 
Sa-bok to drive the reporter into Gwangju, taking dirt roads to bypass 
the military guards. As a result of Hinzpeter’s film footage of the 
occupying military’s massacre of up to 600 people, the South Korean 
government was perceived worldwide as a bloody dictatorship.

full: https://louisproyect.org/2017/08/11/a-taxi-driver/



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