Radical implies a heightening of consciousness, moving cognitively from one perspective towards another with the intention of invoking change. A radical filmmaking practice cannot of itself lead to the transformation of social relations but, as part of a wider network of practices linked to resistance, it can communicate contradictions in the interdependent relationship of the working class and capitalism. Dominant films posit the subject as image but in the process convert some images, such as those of the working class, into objects. The early days of filmmaking in North America and the filmmaking practice known as Third Cinema. Early North American silent cinema saw the introduction of the new technology of the movie camera itself. By the 1920s, radical and innovative cinema and the politically conscious working class who made it to all intents and purposes had been subsumed within the capitalist industry.