From: Ulrich Wegenast (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Jan 04 2009 - 07:17:41 PST
in 2005, we did a series of screenings at Stuttgart Filmwinter - Festival
for Expanded Media entitled "War Without Peace".
The programme includes also Harun Farockis "War at a Distance" (2003), but
other films like "No. 17/Ha'Harug Ha-17" by David Ofek, Ron Rotem, and
In June 2002, a bus on its way to Tiberius from Tel Aviv, was bombed. 17
people were killed, 16 were identified. No. 17 wasn't. He was buried a few
weeks later - unknown. The police stopped searching, believing that must
have been a foreign worker. This is where the filmmakers step in,
documenting in real time over a period of six months the search for the
identity of a man no one claimed missing. The film takes the form of a
detective investigation, but also pursues the stories of several people who
were affected directly or indirectly, by this bombin, creating a
tragic-comic portrait of a society living under the shadow of death. When it
seems that the investigation has reached a dead end a vague lead appears..."
Another film of this programme is "Peace One Day" (2004) by Jeremy Gilley:
"'Peace One Day' is the story of one man's attempts to persuade the global
community via the United Nations to officially sanction a global ceasefire
day. This film charts a remakrable 5-year journey, showing the viewer how an
individual genuinely can make a difference."
Another film worth to be mentioned:
"Bocas de ceniza" (12:55 min, 2003) by Columbian artist Juan Manuel
Echavarria: "5 Colombians sing sonas reflecting the violence they have
experienced or been witness to."
More a kind of a documentary film is the Swiss/Liberian production
"I killed people" (26:00 min., 1999) by Alice Schmid:
"Liberia April 1999. The unstable political situation in Liberia, Wast
Africa, makes it nearly impossible to report on the former child-soldiers
and to make the public aware of the desolate conditions that these young
adults ore currently in. With the support of the local radio station,
Talking Draum, which broadcasts daily to the veterans, Alice Schmid suceeded
in contacting these young ex-soldiers. Through subtle interviews she gives
us an insight into the lives of these young women and men."
Some films I have been shown at the Ludwigsburg Short Film Biennale in 2007:
"Sons & Soldiers" (15:00 min., 2006, Great Britain) by Sasha Maja
Djurkovic: "Four short episodeds about life as a soldier. Parents ans sons,
hope and sadness, life and death, rituals and absurdity."
The works by Köken Ergun whose work is also in the "Art in the Shadow of
War"-exhibition is quite interesting and deals with militarism in Turkish
"Ben askerim" (I, Soldier) (6:45 min., 2005):
"the first part of a series on mass rituals in Turkey. During a military
parade with young soldiers a high ranking officer shouts nationalistic poems
through a megaphon..."
He made some other similiar films which are worth to be shown
A short fiction movie is "Hegyek közt" (Among the Mountains) (14:00 min.,
2006, Hungary) by Balazs Krasnznohorkai...
There is an interesting Israeli animation called "The Heart of Amos Klein"
by Uri Kranot and Michel Pfeffer (2008, 14:00 min.) - it's a coproduction
with French-German TV-Channel Arte.
Finally I think all the works of Palestinian video maker Azza El-Hassan
could be interesting in this context. "News Time" from 2001, i.e., portrays
the (everyday) life of a Ramallah town in the West Bank. It's mixture
between documentary, fiction, and diary film.
Please let me know if you need the contact addresses of the film makers or
-- Ulrich Wegenast M: 0171-1984 250 E: email suppressed T: 0711-645 68 50 A: Mozartstr. 7, D-70180 Stuttgart > Some works dealing with mediation, mediatisation, mechanisation and > inscription of war > > Harun Farocki, War at a Distance [Erkennen Und Verfolgen], 2003 (and other > titles) > Dominic Angerame, Anaconda Targets, 2004 > Jonathon Kirk, i've got a guy running, 2007 > Stephen Andrews, The Quick and the Dead, 2004 > Christoph Büchel, AC-130 Gunship Targeting Video, 2003 > Burnett-Rose, Witness: AnAesthetic, 2001 > Keith Sanborn, Operation Double Trouble, 2003 > Sagi Groner, Meditation on Violence, 2005 > > Some older titles that are still quite powerful: > > Peter Gessner, Time of the Locust, 1966 > Carolee Schneemann, Viet Flakes, 1965 > Stan Brakhage, Song 23: 23rd Psalm Branch, 1966/78 > > cheerio, > Stoffel > > Op 3-jan-09, om 23:08 heeft Meredith Drum het volgende geschreven: > >> Hi Frameworks List, >> >> I am looking for advice regarding a cinema program I am putting together on >> the subject of the U.S. war in Iraq and related wars. My co-programmer Mary >> Billyou and I will present the screenings at the upcoming Scope NYC art fair. >> I am looking for ideas of works to consider. If anyone has any suggestions of >> recent films and videos by artists / documentarians considering the war, >> please send them my way. We are looking at a range of works -- most of them >> experimental in form / perspective but a few of them are expository / >> journalistic. Most are under 20 min but a few are about an hour long. Thanks. >> >> Cheers! >> Meredith Drum >> >> >> __________________________________________________________________ >> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>. >> > > > Stoffel Debuysere > email suppressed > www.diagonalthoughts.com > > > > > > __________________________________________________________________ For info on > FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>. > > __________________________________________________________________ For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.