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Film

Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI

Images Of The World And The Inscription Of War

Unclassified 15+
Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

30 Nov

Farocki’s intriguing and troubling film explores the processes of visual perception and how they affect our understanding of history and society.

In a work reminiscent of the writings of Paul Virilio and Michel Foucault, Farocki examines a range of phenomena including aerial reconnaissance photos of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Followed by The Inextinguishable Fire, Harun Farocki (1969) 22 mins.

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  • Farocki’s remarkable early agitprop work is an austere treatise on the military-industrial complex that produces napalm: “When napalm is burning, it is too late to extinguish it. You have to fight napalm where it is produced: in the factories.”

    Prints courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive, Australia.