Resist! The Art of Resistance: Living Theatre
Documentary by Dirk Szuszies and Karin Kaper (BE 2003)
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.
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.