This Is A Good Day To Start A War

This Is A Good Day To Start A War

Date: 
03.02.2011 14:30
Festival edition: 
2011
Format: 
Screening
Location: 
HKW
Lecture Hall
Is This a Good Day to Start a War, Sharon Paz
Is This a Good Day to Start a War, Sharon Paz

This programme addresses the perpetual simultaneity of war and peace. The two selected works, the short film Is This a Good Way to Start a War and the feature Where Is Where? both approach the topic by mixing documentary and fictional narrative techniques.

The two films presented in this programme address the continuous parallelism of war and peace. In the Israeli film, This a Good Way to Start a War, avatar-like figures enact scenes of war and violence. Here, gruesome war machinery is contrasted with cut-paper silhouettes otherwise known from fairy tale films. Where Is Where?, on the other hand, is set in peaceful Finland. After doing research, a poet reconstructs a murder case from the Algerian war. Shown across four parallel screens, this story blends elements of documentary and fiction, and the inner and outer worlds of its protagonists into a complex narrative.

 

Is This a Good Day to Start a War, Sharon Paz, de/il 2009, 11 min *
Where Is Where?, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, fi 2008, 56 min
* Director will attend screening and Q & A.

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