Documentary and Discussions: Chasing the Revolution: Marie Langer, Psychoanalysis and Society

AHP readers may be interested in a documentary and accompanying discussion sessions planned for May and July by the Hidden Persuaders project. Filmmaker Lily Ford’s documentary Chasing the Revolution: Marie Langer, Psychoanalysis and Society can now be viewed on the Hidden Persuaders site in both English and Spanish. The documentary is described as:

The story of Austro-Argentine psychoanalyst Marie Langer highlights the difficulty of reconciling a ‘psy’ vocation with political activism. Twice an emigrée, Langer brought the critical tools of psychoanalysis to the social and individual problems of her time. This film documents her journeys across different continents and ideological regimes with the help of those who knew her and those who followed in her footsteps.

Accompanying discussions are planned on the following dates:

May 21st 2021, Birkbeck Arts Week: Conceal/Reveal Pop-up Festival.

May 28th 2021, Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image.

July 10th2021, UCL Institute of Psychoanalysis.

About Jacy Young

Jacy Young is a professor at Quest University Canada. A critical feminist psychologist and historian of psychology, she is committed to critical pedagogy and public engagement with feminist psychology and the history of the discipline.