Karen Mirza & Brad Butler (United Kingdom, 1970/1973), Everything for Everyone and Nothing for Us, 8’57”, 2014.
Everything for Everyone and Nothing for Us is about languages of protest, and the relationship of the body to protest. The film is set in a TV studio, where a protester-in-training listens to audio extracts from a political speech by Margaret Thatcher. Having absorbed the sounds, the protester uses movement to exorcise Thatcher’s voice, retraining the body to resist capitalism. Everything for Everyone and Nothing for Us echoes the slogan of the Mexican Zapatista liberation movement, which began its struggle against neoliberalism, exploitation and racist oppression in 1994.