SF: kino21 HOW WE FIGHT series starts Sept 25th

From: konrad (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Sep 23 2008 - 18:57:27 PDT

This is a five program series of documentaries, some
experimental some more conventional, on the topic of
soldiering, and the names we give it:

  Conscripts, Mercenaries, Terrorists and Peacekeepers

presents international works that explore soldiering
and depict the experience of war from the point of
view of those on the ground. From Argentina, Russia,
Iraq, Germany, France, Holland and the U.S., several
of these films are US premieres. The series begins
with an assembly of DIY videos from soldiers and
militia currently in Iraq and continues through
depictions of Russian conscripts in Chechnya, Kurdish
PKK rebels in the mountains of Iraq, American veterans
returned from Vietnam, and mercenaries and
peacekeepers stationed across the globe, from Bosnia
to Rwanda, from the Middle East to the USA.


First program is THU Sept 25th, 8pm
  "Iraqi Short Films" by Mauro Andrizzi

A feature length compilation of short videos shot in
the midst of war, whether by US or British soldiers,
Iraqi militia members, or corporate workers. These are
not films per se. They are a mix of slices of life
recorded on video (many shot while firing on the enemy
or being fired upon), pithy propaganda pieces, and
soldiers visions of war as music video.

Subsequent shows

Thursday, October 9, 2008
HOW WE FIGHT Program 2: Conscripts
  Interviews with My Lai Veterans
   by Joseph Strick, (USA, 1971 22 minutes)
  Clean Thursday
   by Aleksandr Rastorguev (Russia, 2002, 45 minutes)

Thursday, October 30, 2008
HOW WE FIGHT Program 3: Terrorists
  Notes of a Kurdish Rebel
   by Stefano Savona (France, 2005, 78 minutes)
   by Hito Steyerl (Germany, 2004, 24 minutes)

Sunday, November 9, 2008
HOW WE FIGHT Program 4: Peacekeepers
   by Hedy Honigmann (Holland, 1999, 97 minutes)

Sunday November 23, 2008
HOW WE FIGHT Program 5: Mercenaries
   by Romuald Karmaker (Germany, 1992, 182 minutes)

All shows take place at

Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia
San Francisco, CA

curated by Irina Leimbacher



For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.