Videogramme einer Revolution (Videograms of a Revolution) 6 November 2011

Videograms of a Revolution 1 by Harun Farocki

Harun Farocki and Andrei Ujica, Germany, 16mm, 1992, 01:46:00 min.

Feature film

In Europe in the fall of 1989, history took place before our very eyes. Farocki and Ujica’s “Videograms” shows the Romanian revolution of December 1989 in Bucharest in a new media-based form of historiography. Demonstrators occupied the television station in Bucharest and broadcast continuously for 120 hours, thereby establishing the television studio as a new historical site. Between December 21, 1989 (the day of Ceaucescu’s last speech) and December 26, 1989 (the first televised summary of his trial), the cameras recorded events at the most important locations in Bucharest, almost without exception.

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