‘Give us bread, but also give us roses!’

Once Upon a Laughter with the hero of Charlo (Charlie Chaplin) in cinemas. Chaplin films have returned with the help of television screens. But a few weeks ago I was watching stage lighting (1952) Of course, he wouldn’t fall into the comedy class. It’s the sad story of a comedian who has lost his reputation over time, partly Chaplin himself, and lives with a young, paralyzed ballerina who saves him from suicide. And Chaplin, fed up with the oppression of the McCarthyist political witch hunters stage lightingHe will go to England with his wife and children immediately after filming and will not return. Until he returned to Switzerland, the country where he lived, and in 1972 received the Oscar, given in honor but with shame.

Writing about cinema TOlie Faure “Charlo has the same lyricism as Shakespeare: mad but aware … He has a boundless imagination and a smiling, that is, victorious consciousness, conscious of its own uselessness.” said and modern times (1936) really crazy but conscious He appeared before the audience as one of those films that deserved to be described.

The Great Depression that broke out in 1929 left the American working class in the worst conditions it had ever seen, with unemployment, homelessness and mechanization as a result. The working masses have not surreptitiously surrendered to this new situation, but it is also true that police attacks have been carried out with/against to break up the fickle waves of unions, strikes and occupations.

Mehmet Baydur, who is irreplaceable in our dramaturgy,Şarlo/vagrant kişil̆i humanbrightN.Tumunu Represent. IInnergood in us, durightuSt HumanIwhatever there is, these areIN.Tumunun is representative of this kTopk punk.he said. inquiry modern times Created by Charlie Chaplin in 1914 ArrowTopk punk It will be his last film based on the typography (Charlo). This factory worker, unable to do his job due to automation – competing with seconds on the line and tightening screws – becomes the guinea pig for the “automatic feeder” that eliminates the break even at lunchtime. Thus Chaplin will sarcastically demonstrate that they have no place in the capitalist world who surrender their labor force to machine/automation/alienation and will be the spokesman for nearly five million unemployed Americans.

Chaplin, that is the exploitation of labor power that turns the worker into a machine. To attempt that his little tramp had a nervous breakdown, was institutionalized, that after recovering he had a fight with the police and was arrested, and that he was arrested for stealing bread with a homeless young woman. police He tells that he met in his pickup truck.

From that moment on the main theme of the filmI contemporary of these two vagrantş Duby adapting to Nyaya it was about them starting to face strikes, riots and unemployment together.”

On Charlo’s automatic feeding machine in Modern Times


I think it’s understandable why I was mainly talking about this film by Chaplin, in which he enters the world of working people (and the unemployed). today 1st of Mays Labor Day, Peace, Democracy, Labor and PerseveranceworkLikeunyou…

Of course, other films about work also entered our lives, for example, the story of a family from Oklahoma who became impoverished in the United States during the Great Depression and told about their difficult life in California, where thousands of people opened the doors of hope, work, bread and future dreams. anger ue.gumiles (1940).

The strike at the Montsou coal mines in the northern region of France in the 1870s was caused by Émile Zola. seminal was the subject of his novel, the film adaptation of the novel was shot in 1993. The documentary manifesto of political Third Cinema, directed by Solanas and Octavio Getino in 1968, focuses on the neo-colonial period in Argentina, focuses on the layoffs and workers who had to work in harsh conditions. KIzgIn FIrightIthoseIn hour it started like this:

The history they teach us is false, the wealth they make us believe is a lie, the economic ideas they spread are false what they proclaim in the books heFreedom is unreal, so first movement/sheour face hefreek!

Based on the true life story of small town factory worker Crystal Lee Sutton, the story of Norma, a mother of two in her early thirties, who fights for the rights of her co-workers. Norma Rae (1979)“The strength of the working class lies in its organization. In the disorganized masses, the proletariat is nothing. organize yourself everyone Matter.” Says the film by Soviet filmmaker Ayzenstein, known for his “striking fiction” of the action organized and launched by workers at a factory because of their unfairly treated friends. Beat (1925))… On the struggle of Lulu Massa, who was initially pro-boss but one day faced the facts when her hand was injured, became politically aware and took the lead in the strike. The working class goes to heaven (1971)

The Working Class Go to Heaven by Elio Petri, which won the Palme d’Or in Cannes in 1972 (La Classe Operaia va in Paradiso, 1971)

This list, which can almost be a prehistory of workers’ struggles for work and solidarity from the past to the present, can be made into an album with other films. Also worth mentioning are some of our cinemas.

Just like Nâzım Hikmet, his real name (United States of Americaulkadir Pirhasan) The first strike of our cinema, based on the scenario of Vedat Türkali, who cannot use it due to censorship, and the theme of labor-management relations. darkIkta wake up (1965)

darkIkta wake up The final scene of a film made thirteen years after the film Workers Unite! It ended with the slogan… title of the film mine (1978).

Written and directed by Yavuz Özkan, the theme of the film is about the effort of a revolutionary worker who works in a mine despite the poor conditions and the solidarity of the workers after the collapse, the strike that took place.

A year later he took railroad The subject of the film is again the struggle of the striking railroad workers, a murder by intimidation and certain provocations. Some scenes of the film, which applied to the Golden Orange Film Festival, were cut. This behavior is also opposed by the jury members and all the producers decide to withdraw their films from the festival… The only thing that is done is a short film competition. Best Film Award Safranbolud timeThe winner was the film “Tahtacı Fatma” by Süha Arın, who in the years that followed put Safranbolu on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Maden is one of the best examples of the shift in social realism that Turkish cinema experienced in the 1970s.

mine and railroad films of the audience On September 12, a military coup takes place before he can oppose it as requested. In the following days mine and railroad Yavuz Özkan, who will certainly be arrested for his films, will go abroad without thinking about returning… Perhaps the following words of Charlie Chaplin, who had to leave his native America in a hurry, came to mind:

Patriotism knows no borders!”

Yavuz Özkan returned after seven years, Walking on Fire (1991), Basket of Crabs (1994), Anatomy of a Woman (1995), Dream Games (1999), Spring-Autumn (2011) He did another nice and meaningful job, founded the Z-1 film workshop and offered free cinema training with a large team of filmmakers, academics, philosophers, writers and communicators until his death.

When Ertekin asked Akpınar, who conducted an extensive interview with him: “You say that the most important feeling that affects you when you return to Turkey is the lack of love…”…12. SeptemberBorder with very serious interventionsFMof the fight heThe act was cut off…People were trapped in tight spaces, closed spaces. If you pay attention, I turn my back on my heroes in these films while an extraordinarily beautiful life flows outside.hei lower it This means that he either doesn’t notice this beauty, he is unaffected, or his presence there is internal.a, i.eone of the extraordinary beauties out there heit has no moisture. When I have a hero who has a developed awareness of intervening in life, I give him the beauty on the outside.Hello HelloI won’t make you turn your back.” will give the answer.

May 1st is the day and the wish of the workers, whose awareness of intervening in the lives of millions of people who want to share the beauty outside… Yavuz Özkan said goodbye to us in May 2019. I think ‘who have no manifesto about people who are at peace with human valuesheof an unbreakable world orderheIf yes, how can we intervene? He left us with his question in mind.

Another pro-labor film in Ken Loach’s filmography is Bread and Roses (Bread and Roses, 2000).

Ken Loach, who like Yavuz Özkan “always has a manifesto about people”, deals in almost all of his films with the lives of workers, the marginalized and marginalized and the unemployed. What you take from the film is entirely up to you.” will say. Ken Loach, whom we hear a great deal about equality and freedom from every film, had a series about homelessness in his first encounter with cinema (1966) which he directed for the BBC. Cathy comes home The chilling story of a young woman whose children are taken away after unemployment has left them homeless. With the show’s influence and warning, “helping the homeless” was incorporated into government policies, and charities like “Crisis” began looking for solutions… Plus Ken Loach RIFF RAFF In his film (1991) he tells the true story of Stevie, a homeless man of Scottish origin who has just been released from prison and came to London to work on a construction site. reef rackf It was written from the memoirs of a construction worker named Bill Jesse, who died before it was published.

By Ken Loach, who I saw on a TV station recently. bread and roses on the other hand, it showed the struggle for the rights of Mexican immigrants, illegal workers without unions, and precarious workers in Los Angeles… Bread and Roses, named after the strike by thousands of immigrant garment workers who were employed in the city’s harsh conditions Lawrence, USA in 1912, which spread to all the factories in the city, took from…

5) It has been repeated since 1911, this time in the film Bread and Roses – We want bread, but we also want roses!

bread and rosePeopleThe inspiration for ‘ was a line recited by women from a poem by James Oppenheim published in December 1911:

Hearts starve like bodies. heCurls; Give us bread, but laugh at usat l give!

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