導演：Fernando E. Solanas, Octavio Getino ｜製作：Pino Solanas｜西班牙語及中英文字幕｜1968／阿根廷／黑白／248分鐘
一直以來這部經典只有在電影節中才可以看到，去年出了DVD 我們才能安排它和你見面。電影發燒友、 社會行動者(尤其是以紀錄片參與社會行動者)，和對「暴力」有看法的人都不容錯過，歡迎加入討論。
延伸閱讀:電影完成后Solanas及Getino 把片中的理論發表為文 “Towards a Third Cinema” (http://www.documentaryisneverneutral.com/words/camasgun.html)
Director: Fernando E. Solanas, Octavio Getino ｜Production: Pino Solanas｜Spanish with English and Chinese Subtitles｜1968 / Argentina / B&W / 248min
The Hour of the Furnaces is a product of the raging 60s. It was a response by directors Fernando E. Solanas and Octavio Getino to the Argentine military Junta and to the Latin American liberation movements. It is also a manifesto against commercial film (the First Cinema) and art film (the Second Cinema). The directors proposed the Third Cinema and new ways of making and critiquing films (In short, it integrates Film with Action to effect change in society; and to affect audience with reason as well as emotion turning them from passive consumers into active participants .) The film successfully blends theory, action, form and content into a brand-new art form, investigating the notions of ‘violence / armed force’ and (neo)colonialism, which are still relevant to Hong Kong today. The film was banned in Argentina. Yet it has attracted great attention in international film circle and washailed a classic of ‘revolutionary film’, ‘militant film’ and so on. There are continuous interests in the Third Cinema. Conferences, books, discourses and studies on the subject turn up from time to time since its inauguration.
Extended Reading: Solanas and Getino’s article “Towards a Third Cinema” (http://www.documentaryisneverneutral.com/words/camasgun.html)
導演: Franklin López | 製作: submedia.tv | 2011／加拿大／英語及中文字幕| 75分鐘
Director: Franklin López ｜Production: submedia.tv｜English with Chinese Subtitles｜2011 / Canada / 75min
END:CIV examines our culture’s addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations. Based in part on Endgame, the best-selling book by Derrick Jensen, END:CIVasks: “If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air, and contaminated the food supply, would you resist?”
The causes underlying the collapse of civilizations are usually traced to overuse of resources. As we write this, the world is reeling from economic chaos, peak oil, climate change, environmental degradation, and political turmoil. Every day, the headlines re-hash stories of scandal and betrayal of the public trust. We don’t have to make outraged demands for the end of the current global system — it seems to be coming apart already.
But acts of courage, compassion and altruism abound, even in the most damaged places. By documenting the resilience of the people hit hardest by war and repression, and the heroism of those coming forward to confront the crisis head-on, END:CIV illuminates a way out of this all-consuming madness and into a saner future.
Backed by Jensen’s narrative, the film calls on us to act as if we truly love this land. The film trips along at a brisk pace, using music, archival footage, motion graphics, animation, slapstick and satire to deconstruct the global economic system, even as it implodes around us. END:CIV illustrates first-person stories of sacrifice and heroism with intense, emotionally-charged images that match Jensen’s poetic and intuitive approach. Scenes shot in the back country provide interludes of breathtaking natural beauty alongside clearcut evidence of horrific but commonplace destruction.
END:CIV features interviews with Paul Watson, Waziyatawin, Gord Hill, Michael Becker, Peter Gelderloos, Lierre Keith, James Howard Kunstler, Stephanie McMillan, Qwatsinas, Rod Coronado, John Zerzan and more.