V’17: OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Accelerando

V' 16

Accelerando

Georg Wasner
A, 2016
Documentaries, 40min, eOF

© Viennale © Viennale

Accelerando

Georg Wasner
A, 2016
Documentaries, 40min, eOF

Contributors: 
Concept
Georg Wasner
Voice
Stephen Zepke
Editor: 
Georg Wasner
Production: 
Georg Wasner
World Sales: 
sixpackfilm
Format: 
DCP
Color and Black/White

A cinematic essay about the analytical power of utopias as depicted in early documentary films and political pamphlets, centering on excerpts of FABRIK POLDIHÜTTE (1916), a fragment of an early Austrian sponsored film about Karl Wittgenstein’s steel factory, the British documentary and propaganda film THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME (1916), the “reactionary modernist” nazi propaganda film METALL DES HIMMELS (1935, Walter Ruttmann), and the text “Europe’s optical Illusion” (1909) – British pacifist norman Angell’s pamphlet about the “Great Illusion” that war and military action can help maintain the status of countries in the “economically civilized” world. (Georg Wasner)

In the presence of Georg Wasner

With STABAT MATER

 

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