In this film, Farocki documents how visual information is analysed, and how this is influenced by the role of memory and contemporary thought which ultimately lead to the (in)ability to discern an object from a visual image. We’re shown how, in April 1944, military analysts of the Allied forces examined a series of aerial photographs of Auschwitz. Overlooked until 1977, these pictures are thought to be one of the first pieces of photographic evidence of the camp’s existence.
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