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Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI

Videograms Of A Revolution

Unclassified 15+

30 Nov

Working with Andrei Ujică (The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu), Farocki chronicles the end of the Romanian dictatorship and the ways the revolution will or will not be televised.

An extraordinary example of found footage documentary, the film is composed entirely from amateur video and state television broadcasts to create a contrasting study in how images and media are used to create ideologies.

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  • Culled from 125 hours of footage, the film suggestively moves from camera to camera to—in a deliberate invocation of Eisenstein tell the story of five days that shook the world.

    Courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive, Australia.