Abstract Film

Abstract Film

Production country: 
de
Year: 
2013
Duration: 
9'
Festival edition: 
2018
Abstract Film

Abstract Film is a compilation of short sequences from cellphone videos that were uploaded to the internet during the civil war in Libya in 2011—as well as from Syria and Yemen—in order to inform the world about the events in the region at the time. The series of fragments shows an uncontrolled flow of nearly abstract images, created in the very moment when those who were filming lost control over their bodies as they suddenly came under fire. Their cellphone cameras remained switched on­—sometimes filming their own death.

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