Oliver Stone and Tariq Ali on Cinema and History

Filmmakers Oliver Stone and Tariq Ali present their thoughts on the politics of history and what they consider to be hidden aspects of American history in this continuation of the ongoing dialogue which includes the book they co-authored, On History. Their discussion ranges across several topics, from American involvement against the Russian Revolution to a profile of the labor union, the Industrial Workers of the World. In this event Tariq Ali interviewed Oliver Stone. He illustrated many of his points by clips from their films. The program opened with a montage of Mr. Stone’s feature films.

You can view the discussion, broadcast from the Celeste Bartos Forum of the New York Public Library, here.