September 14 – 20, 2020
All programs streaming on VSW.ORG
September 14-20: Local Control (2018) by Daniel Tucker
Local Control is an experimental documentary about the political spectrum focused on the biography of Karl Hess. A former corporate consultant and speechwriter for Barry Goldwater, Hess later joined the ranks of Students for a Democratic Society. He wrote speeches for New Left groups of the 1960s before beginning to advocate for urban agriculture and community technology, and later becoming a founding figure among Libertarians and survivalists. Throughout it all he promoted ideas of self-sufficiency and localism. In a time where our map of ideas has been turned on its head, this mediation on individualism and collectivism considers where we are now.