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#067 Hyper-real Warfare

Curated by Sergei Filatov, who created this programme as part of his internship at IMPAKT. The programme was developed in relation to the annual theme of IMPAKT in 2018: Post-Truth.

Modern warfare rapidly fuses with high technologies. Smart missiles, lasers, drones and other weapons demonstrate horrifying, but at the same extent spectacular military results. However, the biggest change comes with developments in media and the complicated relation between war and its image. The most decisive victories take place not on the battlegrounds anymore, but on our own screens.

Speculations of experts, death statistics, weaponry comparison analytics, secret archive disclosures, online leaks and rumors represent a new cynical, but technically impeccable approach to war, which is nothing else but the mutually beneficial symbiosis of a general and cameraman, politician and a media expert. Now, the war promotes the media and the media promotes the war, bombarding our TVs and PCs with infinite streams of information.

Films in this programme

The Ethical Governor
John Butler
(UK 2010, 8:00 mins)
Produced in the mock-serious tone of an intragovermental presentation Butler’s Ethical Governor uses black humor to skewer the ethical...
Jenin Journal
Sagi Groner
(IL 2005, 8:11 mins)
A war experienced in exile through images from the news, a correspondence with home, and interviews with fellow ex-patriots. A...
Meditation on Violence
Sagi Groner
(IL 2005, 13:02 mins)
A narrated tour of images from the NATO bombing campaign in Kosovo 1999. A contemplation on distant representation, empathy, the art of...
The Iraq Campaign
Phil Patiris
(US 1992, 18:39 Mins)
This 20 minute political remix film entitled “Iraq Campaign 91″ was created in 1991. Phil Patiris transformed network news footage,...
FAQ
Sagi Groner
(IL 2007, 26:54 mins)
Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ is made of sampled footage from fiction films, documentaries and archive footage. It is a journey in...