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Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges/ Images of the World and the Inscription of War

Film
Friday, 30 January 2015, 7pm
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium, Bankside, London SE1 9TG Tickets: £5/ £4
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At the centre of Farocki’s famous essay film are aerial photographs of the German IG Farben industrial works taken by the Americans in 1944. That these images had also recorded the Auschwitz concentration camps was only found out years later by the CIA.
Farocki shows how interpretations are conditioned by what people want or don’t want to see, especially in times of conflict.

This screening launches a dedicated film series for the exhibition Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern (30 January – 15 February 2015).

In collaboration with the Goethe-Institut London

Germany 1988, colour & b/w, 16mm, 75mins. Director: Harun Farocki.

Series: Harun Farocki

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