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Free Film Showing

- 6:00pm
Thursday March 28 2013

Venue: York University, Ross Building North 120
Address: 4700 Keele St.
Cost: FREE

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We live in an era of rapidly increasing social inequality, on a level unseen since the Great Depression. Massive social upheavals have marked the beginning of the current decade, with all signs pointing to an intensification of the economic and social crisis across the globe.

In these troubling times, the working people of the world have seen the interests of the wealthy run roughshod over their rights and liberties - things that were won over the course of the past century through bloody and prolonged struggle against an implacable foe.

A closer examination of this legacy is a necessity for a new generation of workers and young people. 

Introduced by David Walsh, arts and film editor for the World Socialist Web Site (, Tsar to Lenin chronicles the heroic rise to power of the Russian Bolsheviks, who established the world's first workers' state upon socialist principles.

Film Trailer:

Tsar to Lenin, first released in 1937, ranks among the twentieth century’s greatest film documentaries. It presents an extraordinary cinematic account of the Russian Revolution—from the mass uprising which overthrew the centuries-old Tsarist regime in February 1917, to the Bolshevik-led insurrection eight months later that established the first socialist workers’ state, and the final victory in 1921 of the new Soviet regime over counter-revolutionary forces after a three-year-long civil war.

Based on archival footage assembled over more than a decade by the legendary Herman Axelbank (1900-1979), Tsar to Lenin provides an unparalleled film record of a revolutionary movement, embracing millions, which “shook the world” and changed the course of history.

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