Dark Light

  • 9 10
  • 2014
  • 3min
Dark Light
  • Original Title: Dark Light (2019)

A dark tunnel at the end of the light. In this documentary, this unfolded metaphor reveals the paradox between capitalism and communism in just three minutes.

Dark Light

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Dark Light. The paradox of capitalism and communism

The filmmaker John Smith remembers the first time he visited a communist country, the Poland of 1980.

A walk through its streets, a scene inside a shop and conversations with the natives make him see that the idealization that he had of communism was the same one that Poles had by Western capitalism.

The metaphor of a dark tunnel at the end of the light illustrates a concise and intelligent reflection on the obsession of humanity to find the perfect political system.

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