Rick Steves’ The Story of Fascism in Europe

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Bellevue
7:00 PM, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 PST
Location: Bellevue, WA (click for map)

Fascism. We hear this word a lot lately. But just what is it? In this one-hour special, Rick travels back a century to learn how fascism rose and then fell in Europe.  We’ll trace fascism’s history from its roots to the rise of charismatic leaders who manipulated that anger, the totalitarian societies they built, and the brutal measures they used to enforce their ideology. We’ll be inspired by the stories of those who resisted. Along the way, we’ll visit poignant sights throughout Europe relating and talk with Europeans whose families lived through those times. Our goals: to learn from the hard lessons of 20th-century Europe, and to recognize that ideology in the 21st century.

Release Year: 2018

Running Time: 56 mins

Director: Rick Steves

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  1. Susan22
    #1 Susan22 6 March, 2019, 10:48

    This 59 minute film is powerful in itself, but the point of learning, studying and reviewing history is to understand it in order to change it. The parallels are astounding, even for those of us who have no doubt Trump and Pence are fascists and we must do whatever it takes to drive them from power!

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  2. EdK
    #2 EdK 21 August, 2019, 06:48

    I just watched this on the local PBS. While no direct mention is made of the current wannabe dictator in the United States, the parallels are obvious. Please get out and vote, people, get out and vote.

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  3. grego
    #3 grego 22 August, 2019, 17:01

    If you like Rick’s movie as I did, you might also be interested in reading, “How Fascism Works” by Jason Stanley.

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