Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas

Join us to launch Breaking the Spell by Chris Robé, a new book offering the first full-length study charting the historical trajectory of anarchist-inflected video activism from the late 1960s to the present. Robé fills in historical gaps by bringing to light unexplored video activist groups like the Cascadia Forest Defenders, eco-video activists from Oregon; Mobile Voices, Latino day laborers; and Outta Your Backpack Media, indigenous youth from the Southwest. This groundbreaking study also deepens our understanding of more well-researched video activist movements by situating them within a longer history and wider context of radical video activism. Published by PM Press.