Images of the World and the Inscription of War

Directed by Haroun Farocki

Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges (Images of the World and the Inscription of War)Farocki’s stimulating and challenging documentary essay interrogates how we interpret images, emphasising what we cannot or do not want to see. The aerial photographs taken by the Americans during WWII offer an excellentexample. Damage to munitions factories was noted, but no one saw, or chose not to see, the clear images of Auschwitz in the same pictures. Until 1977.

75 minutes

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