What Is to Be Done? (France, 1970)

Written at the request of Peter Whitehead for the first issue of the radical UK film journal Afterimage, this manifesto, one of Jean-Luc Godard’s many, exemplifies the kind of dialectical thinking the filmmaker embraced during his Maoist, Dziga-Vertov Group period. Godard illustrates what is to be done through an analysis of his recent film British Sounds (UK, 1970).