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Documentary Moments - BDF 1 / HKW Berlin 2010

Documentary Moments: "Take 1 - Towards 'Night and Fog': Alain Resnais" June 3rd 2010
A landmark in both documentary practice and the narration of genocide, Alain Resnais’ Nuit et brouillard (Night and Fog) quintessentially demonstrates the use of images to establish an independent authority. Discussion with Marie-José Mondzain, Adrian Rifkin and Eyal Sivan.

Documentary Moments: "Take 2 - Memory of The Future: Edgar Morin" June 4th 2010
In 2007, artists Ayreen Anastas, François Bucher and Rene Gabri unearthed an interview with Edgar Morin, in which he mentioned a cache of original rushes. A discussion with Edgar Morin, Rene Gabri, Ayreen Anastas, François Bucher and Eyal Siva including shots from the original 16 mm rushes of Chronicle of a summer.

Documentary Moments "Take 3 - 'Direct', 'Truth' and other Myths: Frederick Wiseman" June 5th 2010
Frederick Wiseman has scrutinised American life and institutions revealing the mechanisms of administration and hierarchy. As a benchmark in the history of social documentary, as both a school and a genre, Wiseman’s infinitely re-qualified and “direct” cinema is indispensable in any debate on the potential of the documentary image to produce truth. A conversation between Frederick Wiseman and film historian Stella Bruzzi.

Documentary Moments: "Take 4 - War time / War crime: Marcel Ophuls" June 6th 2010
Marcel Ophuls uses the documentary interview and montage to review and re-edit historical narration, subverting the hegemony of authority. His epic oeuvre – both in scope and in length – is a landmark of the critical historical essay.