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.
Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI
Images Of The World And The Inscription Of War
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.