Collapse is a short documentary examining the crisis shocked into motion by the COVID-19 pandemic as the final breakdown of capitalist society. The film looks at a number of topics, including great power competition, the lockdown, the collapse of social dependence, unemployment and automation to present an understanding of our historical moment as, simply, "the beginning of an end".
This film is the first of three planned on the present crisis. The next will look at the murder of George Floyd and the processes it has set in motion. A preface to all these works can be found on the Prolekult Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/preface-to-work-37842426
A more detailed economic argument covering the breakdown discussed in this film, by Ted Reese - the author of "Socialism or Extinction: Climate, Automation and War in the Final Capitalist Breakdown", can be found on the Prolekult Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/socialism-is-now-37023695
Prolekult is a Marxist film, writing and culture platform based in Birmingham, England. The purpose of the project is to provide high-quality film content looking at world politics, culture and economics from a Marxist perspective.