Dialectics Of Liberation - Anatomy Of Violence - Full Film
The meeting in London of the Symposium on the Dialectics of Liberation and the Demystification of Violence.
Digital formats available:
Quicktime (Pro Res)
Audio & visual:
Sound, Black & White
Organized by R.D.Laing, with Allen Ginsberg, Paul Sweezey, Paul Goodman, Herbert Marcuse, Stokely Carmichael, Michael X, Obi Egbuna, etc. An important record of the spectrum of leftwing politics and personalities during the turbulent Sixties.
Producer, Director: Peter Davis
Anatomy of Violence title card.
CU shot of Emmett Grogan in sunglasses addressing audience.
MS to CU of Stokely Carmichael in heated debate from stage.
CU of Allen Ginsberg addressing congress.
VO exterior shot of event fly postering and b-roll of immediate area. Street scene inc. Roundhouse and congress registrants.
VO interior shots of audience assembling for congress. FS of Ginsberg seated amongst audience.
Title card PAUL GOODMAN Editor “Liberation” Magazine. HA shot of audience and Goodman lecturing onstage.
CU of audience members and CU of Goodman lecturing.
VO and MS of audience members.
Title card HERBERT MARCUSE Professor of Philosophy University of California CU profile shot of Marcuse’s lecture with MS of audience members.
VO and CU shots of audience. MS of group discussion with Susan Sherman, Carolee Schneemann, Gustav Metzger and David Cooper. CU of profile Schneemann.
CU of Metzger speaking.
CU of Schneemann speaking.
MS of Metzger speaking.
MS and CU shot of Sherman addressing group. Jerome Rothenberg in shot.
CU of Schneemann speaking addressing group.
CU of Rothenberg speaking in group. MS of Sherman responding.
CU shot of Schneemann speaking.
VO MS and CU shots of Carmichael and Ginsberg on stage. MS to ZI of congress registrant speaking. Leon Redler in shot.
MS of congress registrant in heated debate with Carmichael. Redler in shot.
Title card STOKELY CARMICHAEL Former Chairman Student Non-Violent Co-ordinating Committee ZI to Carmichael’s furious reply and shots of audience. Ted Joans briefly in shot.
ZI and ZO of Carmichael’s heated comments from stage, provoked by open forum. Grogan and Ginsberg occasionally in view.
ZI to Ginsberg. Title card ALLEN GINSBERG Non - Violent Poet - Prophet. Ginsberg nervously attempts calm with diplomacy.
MS of Carmichael’s animated address continuing. Cooper, Ginsberg and Grogan in view.
CU of Carmichael’s lecture. Shots of audience inc. Ted Joans. ZO Carmichael speaking from stage. Michael X and Roy Sawh in view. CU profile shot to ZO of Carmichael speaking.
CU ZO to MS of Goodman speaking.
CU of Grogan speaking. Title card EMMETT GROGAN Hippie Spokesman San Francisco.
CU profile shot of Marcuse speaking.
CU of Ginsberg speaking.
MS from rear of stage of Carmichael speaking.
CU to ECU of Ginsberg speaking. Shot of Roger Gottleib.
VO HA to ZI shot of congress. Peter Cadogan, Joseph Berke and Marcuse in view on panel. Shots of audience.
MS of man discussing with panel in open forum.
MS of audience member in discussion with panel. HA ZI shot of audience.
MS of Marcuse and Berke, seated. Man walks out of congress to applause.
MS and CU shots of Marcuse speaking.
VO MS of Cadogan and Gajo Petrović speaking.
MS of audience member talking to camera and expressing her confusion by the event.
Shots of people leaving event and exterior CU of woman commenting on her experience there. Exterior shot of people leaving Roundhouse.
End title card.
End of shotlist
Dialectics Of Liberation
Collection of mixed media materials relating to the meeting in London of the Symposium on the Dialectics of Liberation and the Demystification of Violence, and subsequent interviews and events.