Category: Harun Farocki

Harun Farocki | Meta Cinema

German filmmaker and media artist Harun Farocki uses a combination of found and new footage of various human activities of modern culture to describe phenomenon brought on by industrial or technological advances, creating a new genre of film, in the process.

Inextinguishable Fire (1969)
Inextinguishable Fire (1969)
In Inextinguishable Fire (1969) one of Farocki’s earliest films to receive acclaim, he first narrates a statement written by a Vietnamese man submitted to the Vietnam War Crimes Tribunal, describing the destructive power of a napalm bomb which had been dropped on his village by the US Airforce. Then to visually drive the point home Farocki burns his own arm with a cigarette which burns at 400°C, with a final remark that napalm burns at 3000°C.

Inextinguishable Fire (1969)
Inextinguishable Fire (1969)
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