What Is It?
The Goethe-Institut are hosting a screening of The Young Karl Marx, which details the beginnings of Marx’s work with Frederick Engels on The Communist Manifesto in 1843 Paris. The film follows a 26-year-old Karl Marx, living in exile with his wife. He meets Friedrich Engels, whose industrialist father runs a cotton mill in Manchester. The two young men spark up a friendship and start writing revolutionary texts together. They seek out contact with the utopian workers’ movement “League of the Just”, all the while facing resistance in France, Belgium and England – as well as from within their “own” ranks. As they struggle for nothing less than a new social order, they finally complete their most influential work, The Communist Manifesto.
The film is in German, but non-German speakers need fear not, as there are English subtitles.
When Is It?
Monday, 25 March 2019 at 19:00 – 21:30.
Where Is It?
The Goethe-Institut, 119 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
RSVP to JOH-Learngerman@goethe.de by 22 March 2019 to reserve seats.
For More Information
For more information, contact the Goethe-Institut on 011 442 3232, or visit their Facebook events page.