Sunday, March 20, 2011

United We Rise - Chaplin and the Jasmin Revolution

Political art can be both beautiful and emotional, and this is a great example from the organization Peop1e.

Images that we recognize from the news the last couple of weeks are put together to the sound of Charlie Chaplin's final speech from The Great Dictator (1940), to an amazing effect.

Chaplin was then engaging the people to stand up against the Führer - now he is engaging them to stand up against all other dictators. This is beauty, and it proves that Chaplin knew what he was talking about. His speech is everlasting.

1 comment:

Rickard. said...

And did that two years before America even got into the war, and apparently nearly bankrupting himself in the process.

Peop1e seems like a great project, and this clip, coupled with Chaplins great speech from an otherwise satiric movie and the music of Funkadelic inspired me like few things have done before.