Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Ici et ailleurs

Last weekend I watched Ici et ailleurs by the Groupe Dziga Vertov (Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin and Anne-Marie MiƩville).

The film began in 1970, when Al Fatah contacted Godard to film a documentary about the palestinian revolution. Godard and Gorin traveled to Palestine and recorded the lives of palestinians training for the imminent revolution. The film was going to be named Victory. But soon most of the people in the film had been killed, and then film production was halted.

In 1974 Godard and MiƩville reconstructed the film transforming it into a multimedia essay about the recording of history and the political use of the image, combining film, videotape, photography, on-screen text and television. The new film was named Ici et ailleurs (Here and Elsewhere).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

For revolutions and terrorists read: Revolt

8/25/2005 7:23 PM  

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