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2006年11月30日 (木)

Revolution (Kenen joukoissa seisot)

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Revolution




Director: Jouko Aaltonen,
Documentary, 80 minutes,
Finland, 2005

Nothern Lights Film Festival
A documentary musical about Finland’s 1970s generation,
and their protests that demanded a better world.
Music played a central role in political protest and
just like millions of other young people across the globe,
Finland’s youth started bands whose songs told stories of battles, socialism, and described the horrors of the events unfolding in Vietnam and Chile.

This film not only celebrates their passion
but also looks at what happened next as they grew up
and started to join ‘conventional’ society.

Combining live music from the time alongside new footage of the original musicians singing their old combat songs within the confines of their current jobs, this is a fascinating look at the human psyche,
showing just how easy it can be to forget what you believe in and move on with the rat race.

Finnish Film Foundation
Revolution is a documentary musical about the 70’s generation’s fight for a better world. Socialism seemed like a real alternative.
The movement offered a whole unified world where it would be easy to be on the right side – against anything old and reactionary. Songs played a central role in this revolution.
Hundreds of song groups sprung up.
The songs told stories of battles, solidarity, socialism, Vietnam, Chile.
Now middle-aged former revolutionaries return to their combat songs, singing in the environments revealing their present status and work places.
Music creates some distance and in many ways, depicts the experiences and spirit of the era.
The music also symbolizes the pomposity and rhetoric often so blatantly and comically at odds with reality and everyday life.

What has happened to the idealism of youth?

「鶴見和子さんを偲ぶ会」に参加して (吉川勇一) より:
ところで、この会に、旧ベ平連の関係者は、初代事務局長の久保圭之介さんはじめ、かなり多くの方が見えていたのですが、しかし、それは当時のいわゆる「おとな」組ばかりで、その頃の若者たち――今の団塊の世代のグループの顔ぶれはまったく見かけられませんでした。鶴見和子さんの思想に、その世代の人たちが関心を寄せていないのだとしたら、寂しい、残念なことだという思いがします。鶴見さんは、「ひとりの人間の生命はちりひじのように、かすかでみじかい。ひとりの人間の生涯に、その志は実現し難い。自分より若い生命に、そしてこれから生まれてくる生命に、志を託すよりほかない。……」とのべておられるのですから。
 

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