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Robinson in Ruins
The head of a research organisation arranges Robinson’s abandoned research on the English landscape to uncover the origins of capitalist catastrophe.
Documentary 2010 101 mins
Director: Patrick Keiller
Newly released from prison Robinson has been haunting the Oxfordshire countryside with a cine camera. Film cans and a notebook are later discovered. Shot during the 2008 financial crisis, this film-essay is a fictional account of a real project. Inspired by the work of Karl Polanyi, the film unsettles our view of the English landscape and reveals a concealed history of revolution and exploitation.
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