What is it?

2017 sees the centenary of the October Revolution in Russia, a pivotal moment in the landscape of global politics. This single event directly and indirectly changed the world over the twentieth century. Whilst we understand the horror and atrocities that came with some parts of the Soviet reign, Commie Dad wants to explore the good news stories behind Iron Curtain. Travel to Eastern Europe with writer and broadcaster Jane Dennis and her retired Trade Unionist father, Phil, as they share a drop of the hard stuff with the locals in the former Soviet Bloc. He is sure that for many working class people, life was better in the 'good old days’ of communist rule.

Why now?

2017 sees the 100-year anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia, a pivotal moment in the landscape of global politics. This single event directly and indirectly changed the world over the twentieth century. Commie Dad offers a different lens to that delivered by the traditional historical and political documentary, which is likely to be on offer in recognition of the uprising. During the recent rise in populist politics, the socialist agenda is back on radar and leftwing perspectives and characters are getting more airtime.

Trailer

Travel behind the Iron Curtain with Commie Dad as he looks for the good news stories of communism.

Are we biased against communism in the West, or does Commie Dad discover that it was not so great after all?

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