The Manhattan Front

In 1915, a German saboteur comes to Manhattan. Co-opting progressive labor politics, he provokes a neutral America into World War I. In this kaleidoscopic history of The Great War, history plays itself out between the silent film style of its live action and the pristine archival record of the period. This fantastical film insists that fact and fiction unmask one another to tell the story of how radicalized labor was eradicated in America.

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