The Gladiators
Gladiatorerna
Peter Watkins

1968 / Sweden / 105’
OCT 22 / 9.30 pm, Cinemateca – M. F. Ribeiro Cinema

PETER WATKINS RETROSPECTIVE

Various governments have collaborated to harness aggression and boost nationalism by sponsoring a televised series of war games between teams from different countries. The film addresses the misuse of media to divert the public from dissent and resistance.