Date/Time: 10/08/2004 12:00 am
New York City Premiere, August 10, 2004, 7:00 PM
Peter Norton SYMPHONY SPACE (Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater) 2537 Broadway @ 95th Street
Why it’s Necessary Why it’s Possible. What it’s All about.
A film of a talk by Bob Avakian
Tickets available at Symphony or Revolution Books for $10 (9 W. 19th St.) for information call 646-326-7542 or email@example.com
In 2003 Chairman Bob Avakian delivered an historic talk in the United States. This 5-VHS or 4-DVD set, with Spanish translation, combines materials from two amazing events.
This talk, followed by questions and answers, is a wide-ranging revolutionary journey, covering many topics. It breaks down the very nature of the society we live in and how humanity has come to a time where a radically different society is possible. It takes us deep into the heart of the horrors we see around us – from the oppression of whole peoples and parts of the world to what underlies brutal wars of domination; why we live in a world where profound poverty, starvation and exploitation co-exists with unprecedented wealth. From the American nightmare to a sweeping vision of a whole new world, he breaks it all down, and shows how and why a radically different world can be brought forward.
This video/DVD is full of heart and soul, humor and seriousness. It will challenge you and set your heart and mind to flight.
BOB AVAKIAN is a creative and wide-ranging thinker who, at the same time, maintains a profound sense of the actual struggles, trends and sentiments among the masses, the movements of opposition, and society broadly. And, he is the leader of the RCP, USA, a Party which is seriously setting its sight on the seizure of power right within the U.S. itself, and the revolutionary transformation of society as part of the world proletarian revolution, and he is at the same time a very important leader of the international revolutionary movement and the international communist movement.
He is one of those truly rare individuals who emerge only occasionally as an especially concentrated __expression of the very best of what the revolutionary people and their struggles can forge and bring to the forefront at certain junctures in history. REVOLUTION: Why Its Necessary, Why Its Possible, What Its All About will allow you to spend a day with this unique leader.
He will take you on a journey that can change your life.
Comments after seeing the talk:
“Just like landmark art work or historically seminal music Bob Avakian’s delivery and timing is truly inspiring. The only thing more inspiring is the vision and message he presents to us. Avakian is a revolutionary leader whose voice must be heard far and wide today.”
Wil-Dog, Jiro and Uli from Ozomatli
“In times like these, this clear voice for social change is a welcome relief from all the confusion and lies. Listen, and you will truly hear a voice of reason, with sharp analysis and deep understanding, going up against the tide of injustice and oppression. Of crucial importance is the fearless opposition to the rise of the Christian right and its pernicious effect on the political and cultural life in this country. While you might not agree with everything he says, he will challenge you with his insights and a clarion call to what must be done. ”
Reverend Earl Kooperkamp, Pastor,
St. Marys Church, Harlem, NYC
“I heard Bob Avakian speak last year on the urgent and timely issue of revolution: why it’s necessary, why it’s possible, and what must be done to bring revolution about.
“Avakian first gave a history of the oppression, exploitation and devastation of Black people from the enslavement of Africans, through segregation, discrimination and continued racism. Then he enlarged from this to humankind’s history, to include all people’s trials and tribulations at the hands of capitalism and its greed, arrogance, and abuse of power. He condemned this intolerable, unbearable situation – and then Avakian made very clear that another world is possible. His explanation of the workings of the imperialist system – and how the struggle of the people can get rid of it and replace it with a just and equitable society – was powerful and uplifting.
“With what the world is going through right now, this moment is crucial – and liberation must be international. We must stop U.S. imperialism! We must create a vision of that just and equitable world, and collectively work to make it a revolutionary reality. This speech needs to be heard by others. It could take many more people onto the path toward that world liberation.”