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Resist! The Art of Resistance: Living Theatre

Documentary by Dirk Szuszies and Karin Kaper (BE 2003)

A naked woman is lying on a white mattress.

Resist! The Art of Resistance: Living Theatre © Bernd Uhlig

4:00:00 PM
Live stream
1 h 30 min
In English with German subtitles

About This Film

Politics, art and life belong together for Judith Malina and the Living Theatre. For decades, the members of the company developed theatre pieces with interested inhabitants of conflict areas and took a radical stand for pacifism, tolerance and political awareness in the streets, on stage or in workshops. Film maker Dirk Szuszies was a member of the Living Theatre himself. Together with director Karin Kaper, he accompanied the energetic Judith Malina and her company for nearly three years, to places like the G8-summit in Genoa and to Kiam, the Israeli army’s notorious former prisoner camp in Southern Lebanon. The film also includes images and interviews from the 1960s and 1970s which demonstrate the uncompromisingly anti-commercial and activist attitude of the Living Theatre, who always strove to be in close contact with their audience.

Artistic Team

Dirk Szuszies Director
Karin Kaper Co-director
Alain de Halleux Editing
Dieter Vervuurt Camera
Thomas Hornig, Stefan Soltau, Olivier Mortier, Paul Heymans
Carlo Altomare, Patrick Grant, Andrea Liberovici
Eric van Beuren Producer


Amber, Johnson Anthony, Pina Ascione, November Belford, Gary Brackett, Fausto Cerboni, Simona Cova, Andrea De Peppo, Paola Della Ratta, Jay Dobkin, Simone Esposito, Joanie Fritz Zosike, Jerry Goralnick, Rosaria Grieco, Jesse Hawkes, Mick Hilgers, Elena Jandova, Lois Kagan Mingus, Venila Kain, Susan Kent Cakars, Kelly Kinsella, Mattias Kraemer, Ilaria Lorusso, Marleine Lotev, Judith Malina, Catie Marchand, Vito Morana, Maria Nora, Craig Peritz, Hanon Reznikov, Judy Rymer, Saralina, Rob Schmidt, Stephan Schulberg, Beth Sopko, Beth Soychak, Stephano Striano, Christian Vollmer, Tom Walker, Shoshona Willow Currier, Ely Rosa Zamora

A Y.C. Aligator Film production, co-produced by Triangle 7 and RTBF.

With the support of the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Communauté Française de Belgique et des Télédistributeurs Wallons.

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