"The Internationale"

Henry C.K. Liu hliu at SPAMmindspring.com
Thu Oct 19 08:32:49 MDT 2000


How does one get a video of it?

HCKL

Brklyn Bombshell wrote:

> Last night in an auditorium at the New York University (NYU) I saw the
> premiere of a brand new half-hour long documentary written and directed by
> Peter Miller called "The Internationale". It starred the humor/quips/singing
> talents of Pete Seeger, Billy Bragg, and a host of other international
> voices (Russian, Chinese, Philipino, Mexican, Jamaican, Israeli, etc.).
>
> It was a short and sweet celebration of the song with a bit of history about
> when it was written, when it is usually sung, what it has meant to working
> people around the world for years...
>
> The only political group mentioned was the DSA, which I thought was
> interesting. But the film stuck to the importance of the song, and not
> necessarily what other groups have done with it...
>
> I recommend it for the nostalgia, and for the ton of footage of various
> peoples singing the song.
>
> -Brklyn Bombshell
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