Found footage has never been used so powerfully as when it exposes ideas and cultures of the past. From the Pole to the Equator (1987) by Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi and Displaced Person (1981) by Daniel Eisenberg each meditate on the chaos of history and the violence of the 20th century–Italy’s colonialism in the early 1900s, the subjugation of Europe by Hitler in 1940. Total: 108 min.
Sunday, March 3, 1991
CINEMATOGRAPH, Volume 4: Robbing the Graveyards of History
From the Pole to the Equator & Displaced Person
San Francisco Art Institute