Scene from the film Images Of The World And The Inscription Of War - old
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Images Of The World And The Inscription Of War - old

  • Germany
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In April 1944 the military analysts of the Allied forces examined a series of photographs taken during American reconnaissance flights over Poland. The photos were of the buildings of the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz. While this was the first evidence of the existence of Auschwitz, it was not proved, as we can only see what we know and what we are able to define - what was really depicted in the photographs was only confirmed in 1977. Farocki's remarkable reflection on the process and outcome of symbolic expression examines how visual information is processed and the limitations and potential of recognising an object from its image.

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  • Original title
    Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Harun Farocki
  • DOP
    Ingo Kratisch
  • Editing
    Harun Farocki
  • Sound
    Klaus Klingler
  • Duration
    75 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
  • Production is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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