The Monopoly of Violence
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The Monopoly of Violence

The Monopoly of Violence

Sun
6
Sun Feb 6 4:30 PM

Dendy Newtown
Wheelchair
Subtitled
General Admission
February
Sun Feb 6

Thu Feb 10

In this stimulating – sometimes shocking – documentary about police violence, filmmaker David Dufresne examines the ways in which a government comes to justify brutal acts enacted against its own citizenry. Its starting point is Max Weber’s famous thesis that a state has the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force. All aspects of this viewpoint are challenged in a refreshingly intelligent film, which confronts a panel of different people – protesters, philosophers, sociologists and police officers – with footage from street riots to discuss them. With a great use of real-life footage and excellent in-depth discussions The Monopoly of Violence is an essential and timely reflection of the police, citizens and the state – and the right to rebel.


February
Sun Feb 6

Thu Feb 10

Dendy Newtown

261-263 King St Newtown, NSW, 2042