Killer Images: Documentary Film, Memory, and the Performance of Violence

Killer Images: Documentary Film, Memory, and the Performance of Violence

by Joram ten Brink, Joshua Oppenheimer

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ISBN-13: 9780231850247
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Series: Nonfictions
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 23 MB
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About the Author

Joram ten Brink is Professor of Film at the University of Westminster, London, where he is also the director of Doc West, the Centre for Production and Research of Documentary Film. He is also a filmmaker; his films have been broadcast and theatrically released internationally, and his work has been screened at the Berlin and Rotterdam film festivals and at MoMA in New York. His previous publications include, as editor, Building Bridges: The Cinema of Jean Rouch (2007).
Joshua Oppenheimer is a filmmaker based in London and Copenhagen. His most recent film is The Act of Killing (2012). He is a founding member of the filmmaking collaboration Vision Machine, with whom he worked for over a decade with militias, death squads and their victims to explore the relationship between political violence and the public imagination. He was a senior researcher on the AHRC Genocide and Genre project at the University of Westminster, and is the co-editor of Acting on AIDS: Sex, Drugs and Politics (1997).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
Introduction, by Joram ten Brink and Joshua Oppenheimer
(De)activating Empathy
Publicity and Indifference: Media, Surveillance and 'Humanitarian Intervention', by Thomas Keenan
Shooting with Intent: Framing Conflict, by Alisa Lebow
Immersion (2009), by Harun Farocki
Anaesthetising the Image: Immersion, Harun Farcocki, by Kodwo Eshun
Revisiting Rocha's 'Aesthetics of Violence', by Michael Chanan
Memory of Violence: Visualising Trauma
Ça va de soi: The Visual Representation of Violence in the Holocaust Documentary, by Brian Winston
Screen Memory in Waltz with Bashir, by Garrett Stewart
Animating Trauma: Waltz with Bashir, David Polonsky, by Joram ten Brink
Spaces of Violence: History, Horror and the Cinema of Kiyoshi Kurosawa, by Adam Lowenstein
On Historical Violence and Aesthetic Form: Jean-Luc Godard's Allemagne 90 Neuf Zéro, by Daniel Morgan
Battle for History: Appropriating the Past in the Present
Subverting Dominant Historical Narratives: Avenge But One of My Two Eyes, Avi Mograbi, by Joram ten Brink
Re-enactment, the History of Violence and Documentary Film, by Joram ten Brink
Interpreting Jeremy Deller's The Battle of Orgreave, by Alice Correia
Remediating Genocidal Images into Artworks: The Case of the Tuol Sleng Mug Shots, by Stéphanie Benzaquen
Screening the 1965 Violence, by Ariel Heryanto
Performing Violence
Perpetrators' Testimony and the Restoration of Humanity: S21, Rithy Panh, by Joshua Oppenheimer
The Killer's Search for Absolution: Z32, Avi Mograbi, by Joram ten Brink
Impunity, by Benedict Anderson
Show of Force: A Cinema-séance of Power and Violence in Sumatra's Plantation Belt, by Joshua Oppenheimer and Michael Uwemedimo
Misunderstanding Images: Standard Operating Procedure, Errol Morris, by Joshua Oppenheimer
Index

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