War at a Distance

2003 | 00:54:00 | Germany | English / German | B&W and Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Consumer culture, Future, History, Middle East, Politics, War

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Since the Gulf War in 1991, warfare and reporting it have become hyper-technological affairs, in which real and computer-generated images cannot be distinguished any more. With the aid of new and also unique archive material, Farocki sketches a picture of the relationship between military strategy and industrial production and shows how war technology finds its way into everyday use.

-- International Film Festival catalogue, Rotterdam (2004)

"Farocki's War at a Distance brilliantly navigates and explores the connections between machine-vision, violence, and capitalist production practices in the context of the Gulf War and the global economy. Farocki demonstrates that our naive anthropocentric notions of vision and the visible are obsolete in today's world."

-- San Francisco Cinematheque (2004)

Prizes + Awards

Special Mention, Locarno Film Festival, 2003

Exhibitions + Festivals

Images Festival of Independant Film and Video (Canada), 2004

Stuttgarter Filmwinter Wand (Germany), 2004

PDX Film Festival (Portland, OR), 2005

Dallas Video Festival, 2005

Athens Int'l Film/Video Festival (OH), 2005

Royal College of Art, London, 2015

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