The following video is a short interview of Jean-Luc Godard in 1972 after he released his movie Tout Va Bien. He explains his activist engagement as a movie director and author by comparing his approach to Marin Karmitz‘s. In fact, when the latter creates a movie at the same period directly with textile factory workers, Godard considers that this approach is delicate as the mean of communication used here (cinema) has been in the hands of the ones that those movies are fighting against.
Godard also blames the regime of private property that forbids him to film inside factories, the subway, in a museum (although he did in Band of Outsiders), in an airport etc.
Other posts about Godard:
– Cinematic Catalysts: Contempt + Casa Malaparte by Danielle Willems
– The Paradigm of Modern Cinema: The Cinematographic Introspection (Godard, Fellini, Truffaut, Assayas & Hansen-Love)
– Godardian landscapes
– Band of outsiders