Part 4 of the recent five-part interview with Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party:
Is it really possible to have a liberated, socialist society with whole new ways of relating to each other and to the world? What about human nature with all of its "me first and screw the rest of you" outlook? What is revolutionary morality and what difference will it make in a socialist society?
Check this archive for parts 1, 2 and 3, or go to www.revcom.us.
We'll also talk with Kalyanee Mam, director of "A River Changes Course," World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for documentaries at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. A film that is heart-breakingly beautiful and deeply thoughtful, it traces the impact of clear-cutting, over-fishing, and sweat shop "development" on people in Cambodia by tracing the lives of three families living in different areas of the countryside, as they try to survive the changes being imposed on them by distant economies.
Kalyanee Mam is an independent filmmaker whose past projects include "Between Earth and Sky," documenting the hopes and struggles of Iraqi refugees and "Inside Job," an Oscar-winning documentary about the global financial crisis.
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