Archives are never neutral. Subsidised by authorities, organised according to an implicit agenda and protected by copyright, many documents await liberation by disobedient artists. Throwing new light on early Lumière films, Vietnam footage and Palestinian cultural heritage.
Films screened in this combined programme
Looted and Hidden – Palestinean Archives in IsraelRona Sela IFFR 2018 46′
An essayist documentary that includes never-before-seen images of Palestinian history looted by the Israeli army from archives in Beirut.
ScapeErik Fox IFFR 2018 6′
A film with no action, comprised of outtakes from what might have been action movies. The landscapes are those of the Vietnam War and the Korean War.
Newsreel 63 – The Train of ShadowsNika Autor IFFR 2018 38′
For many, the idea of a train implies the connotation of travel in pursuit of happiness. No surprise then that refugees also like to share in this dream.