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Inextinguishable Fire

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Nicht löschbares Feuer/ Inextinguishable Fire
West Germany, 1969,  16mm

With Harun Farocki, Hanspeter Krüger, Eckart Kammer, Caroline Gremm, Gerd Volker Bussäus, Ingrid Oppermann

“When we show you pictures of napalm victims, you’ll shut your eyes. You’ll close your eyes to the pictures. Then you’ll close them to the memory. And then you’ll close your eyes to the facts.” These words are spoken at the beginning of an agitprop film that can be viewed as a unique and remarkable development. Farocki’s […] point of departure is the following: “When napalm is burning, it is too late to extinguish it. You have to fight napalm where it is produced: in the factories.” […] Farocki names names: the manufacturer is Dow Chemical […] Against backdrops suggesting the laboratories and offices of this corporation, [...] Farocki’s development unfolds: “(1) A major corporation is like a construction set. It can be used to put together the whole world. (2) Because of the growing division of labor, many people no longer recognize the role they play in producing mass destruction. (3) That which is manufactured in the end is the product of the workers, students, and engineers.”

Hans Stempel, Frankfurter Rundschau, 14 June 1969


*Screening along with War at a Distance (€5 ticket includes both films)

Όλες οι δράσεις πραγματοποιούνται υπό την αιγίδα του Υπουργείου Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού. To 7o Φεστιβάλ Πρωτοποριακού Κινηματογράφου της Αθήνας διοργανώνεται από τη Ταινιοθήκη της Ελλάδος με τη συγχρηματοδότηση του Ευρωπαϊκού Ταμείου Περιφερειακής Ανάπτυξης & εντάσσεται στο ΠΕΠ ΑΤΤΙΚΗ του ΕΣΠΑ 2007-2013.