Presentation: 3 February 2005, 20.00
My best friend when I was 17 was a girl named Andrea Wolf. She died in 1998, when she was shot as a Kurdish terrorist in Eastern Anatolia. The Film November addresses the question of what is now called terrorism but was once referred to as internationalism. It deals with the gestures and postures it can create and with their relationship to figures of popular culture, namely cinema. Its point of departure is a feminist martial arts film Andrea Wolf and I made together when we were 17 years old. Now this amateur trash film has suddenly become a document. November is not a documentary about Andrea Wolf. It is not a film about the situation in Kurdistan. It deals with the gestures of liberation after the end of history, as reflected in popular culture and travelling images. This project is a film about the era of November, when revolution seems to be over and only its gestures continue to circulate.
The showing will be supplemented by excerpts from films by Loin du Vietnam and Chris Marker (1970) as well as others cited in November.
DVD; Ger 2004. Approx. 25 Min., Director: Hito Steyerl, Editor: Stefan Landorf, Assistant: Yasmina Dekkar
|Film still from
Hito Steyerl, November (2004)
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