Killer Images Documentary Film, Memory and the Performance of Violence

ISBN-10: 0231163355

ISBN-13: 9780231163354

Edition: 2012

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Cinema has long shaped not only how mass violence is perceived but also how it is performed. Today, when media coverage is central to the execution of terror campaigns and news anchormen serve as embedded journalists, a critical understanding of how the moving image is implicated in the imaginations and actions of perpetrators and survivors of violence is all the more urgent. If the cinematic image and mass violence are among the defining features of modernity, the former is significantly implicated in the latter, and the nature of this implication is the book's central focus. This edited anthology brings together a range of newly commissioned essays and interviews from the world's leading academics and documentary filmmakers, including Ben Anderson, Errol Morris, Harun Farocki, Rithy Phan, Avi Mograbi, Brian Winston, and Michael Chanan. Contributors explore such topics as the tension between remembrance and performance, the function of moving images in the execution of political violence, and nonfiction filmmaking methods that facilitate communities of survivors to respond to, recover, and redeem a history that sought to physically and symbolically annihilate them
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publication date: 1/8/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
Introduction
(De)Activating Empathy
Publicity and indifference: Media, Surveillance and 'Humanitarian Intervention'
Shooting with Intent: Framing Conflict
Immersion (2009)
Anaesthetising the Image: Immersion, Harun Farcocki
Revisiting Rocha's 'Aesthetics of Violence'
Memory of Violence: Visualising Trauma
�a va de soi: The Visual Representation of Violence in the Holocaust Documentary
Screen Memory in Waltz with Bashir
Animating Trauma: Waltz with Bashir, David Polonsky
Spaces of Violence: History, Horror and the Cinema of Kiyoshi Kurosawa
On Historical Violence and Aesthetic Form: Jean-Luc Godard's Allemagne 90 Neuf Z�ro
Battle for History: Appropriating the Past in the Present
Subverting Dominant Historical Narratives: Avenge But One of My Two Eyes, Avi Mograbi
Re-enactment, the History of Violence and Documentary Film
Interpreting Jeremy Deller's The Battle of Orgreave
Remediating Genocidal Images into Artworks: The Case of the Tuol Sleng Mug Shots
Screening the 1965 Violence
Performing Violence
Perpetrators' Testimony and the Restoration of Humanity: S21, Rithy Panh
The Killer's Search for Absolution: Z32, Avi Mograbi
Impunity
Show of Force: A Cinema-s�ance of Power and Violence in Sumatra's Plantation Belt
Misunderstanding images: Standard Operating Procedure, Errol Morris
Index
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