Zinoviev’s Tube: Tape 2 of the Inner Trotsky Child series

2014 | 00:22:18 | United States | English / German | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Marxism, Philosophy, Television

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The movement’s founder Lois Severin, a former Trotskyite turned suburban housewife, was responding to the move from mass sociopolitical engagement of the 1960s and '70s to the personal fulfillment fantasies of the 80’s—the Jane Fonda­ization of the Left. While right­wing activists prepared the ground for the Reagan Revolution, the Inner Trotsky Child movement was an attempt to radicalize the personal fulfillment and self­-help scene and prepare the ground for a 21st Century revolution of the mind.

In this piece—the second in the Inner Trotsky Child video series—narrator Lois Severin is back with advice for post­-Berlin Wall leftists dealing with life in the Prime Material Plane of Corporate Capitalism. Instead of a silver cord, you will use Zinoviev's Tube to astrally project your mind to a zombie cesspool with Ronald Reagan, and hear Muammar Qaddafi’s advice on returning from space travel. There is also the familiar soothing music and affirmation exercises of the first tape, Encounters with Your Inner Trotsky Child.

— NYFF 2013

 

Premiere

New York Film Festival
New York, NY
2014

Exhibitions + Festivals

Valdivia International Film Festival (Chile), 2014

Impakt Festival (Netherlands), 2014