Moving_image #16

Browse information about screenings in the cycle "Moving_image, A Contemporary ABC" from October 2012 to March 2015 at the Gaîté Lyrique in Paris. A laboratory for discovery and reflection dedicated to contemporary practices of the moving image. Video, cinematic and multimedia works are presented as an Alphabet book.

P comme politique

Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France | Wednesday 12 March 2014

"P for Politics" presents a rare and radical documentary, "Winter Soldier", made by an collective in 1972, a film that "touches on the necessity and urgency of rethinking the social and social and political structure", in the words of Werner Schroeter, who came to present this film as part of Werner Schroeter, who came to present this film as part of a carte blanche that Les Rencontres Internationales devoted to him in 2009. This screening will also be a tribute to this great filmmaker, a major representative of the New German Cinema, who died in 2010. who passed away in 2010. At the end of the screening of "Winter Soldier", a video document of the presentation by Werner Schroeter in 2009 will be screened.

Winter Soldier | Documentary, 16mm, colour and b&w, 96', USA, 1972 Winter Soldier" was made by an anonymous collective of filmmakers who gathered one hundred and nine "former" Vietnam War soldiers in a hotel in Detroit from January 31 to February 2, 1971. "Vietnam War soldiers in a Detroit hotel from January 31 to February 2, 1971, at the instigation of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. "Winter Soldier" does not contain any commentary or editing effects that artificially dramatise the image, but the abundance of testimonies is such that it does not leave the viewer untouched. It is as much the It is as much the facts recounted as their number, their cruelty and the angelic faces of their agents that terrify. What is also striking in "Winter Soldier" is the contrast between the atrocities that these soldiers twenty-something soldiers committed a year or two earlier, with their maturity, verbal freedom and and a sense of political urgency. It seems that, with shame, they have in mind the need to It seems that, with the war still in full swing, they have in mind the need to make their testimony useful, and to do so, not to expunge it.