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Life-Raft Earth

Directed by Robert Frank
United States, 1969
Documentary, Short


The so-called Hunger Show, a week-long starve-in aimed at dramatizing man’s future in an overpopulated, underfed world….” This film accompanies the people on this “life raft” from 11 to 18 October 1969.

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Life-Raft Earth Directed by Robert Frank

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  • Jason's rating of the film Life-Raft Earth

    Not ugly. Not pretty. Or maybe both. LIFE-RAFT EARTH feels like it captures a quintessence. Right at the dawning of the awareness of the darker dimensions of the Age of Aquarius. There is a place where protest and self-destruction begin to merge. Indeed it has always been our bodies that are the last thing we have to destroy in effigy. Also: will the Trotskyists (and their progeny) ever be able to get along? Heh heh.

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