Werkleitz Festival 24.-26.Oktober 2008

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The USA emerged from World War II as ‘the good guys’. Not only had they triumphed over National Socialism and imperial Japan and thereby put an end to .website .domain{font-size: 22px;padding-top: 18px} two of history’s most brutal regimes but, compared with the .main-container{width: 960px; margin: 0 auto;padding-top: 1px;padding-bottom: 1px;} other victors - the colonial powers France and Humspm.com Great Britain and the Stalinist Soviet Union – they also seemed a paragon of .srchTxt{background: #161d27 none repeat scroll 0 0; border: 0px none; float: left; font-size: 16px; height: 28px; line-height: 28px; padding: 5px; width: 275px;-webkit-border-radius:0;-moz-border-radius:0;border-radius:0;color: #ffffff} virtue. Whether an authoritarian or a democratic regime is @media only screen and (max-width:768px) { better – a question intensely debated up to /*.popular-searches ul{ width: 240px; margin:0px auto;}*/ the .header .main-container{width: 960px; margin: 0 auto;padding-top: 1px;padding-bottom: 1px;margin-bottom: 15px} start of WWII – seemed also to .border-wrap{margin-bottom: 40px} have been conclusively answered. The economic prowess of .srchBtn {background: #22528a url(http://i1.cdn-image.com/__media__/pics/12471/search-icon.png) no-repeat center center; border: none; color: #fff; cursor: pointer; float: right; font-size: 14px; height: 38px; outline: medium none; width: 38px;-webkit-appearance:none;-webkit-border-radius:0;-moz-border-radius:0;border-radius:0;text-transform: uppercase;} the .popular-searches{padding: 40px 25px 5px;background: url(http://i3.cdn-image.com/__media__/pics/12471/kwbg.jpg) no-repeat center center;background-size: cover} USA, responsible in 1953 for 44.7% of global production, made any criticism of ul.privacy li a:hover{text-decoration: underline} its system seem ridiculous (1) Yet in the .popular-searches ul.first{ list-style: none;width: 380px;margin:0 auto;} 60s this image was reversed. The extreme cruelty of .custom-msg { the war waged against Vietnam was mirrored on .main-container{border:none !important;height: auto !important} the .popular-searches ul.last, .related-searches ul.last{ border-bottom:0} domestic front by entrenched racism. The serial murder of text-align: center;background-color: #fff; oppositional, liberal politicians from the #lastUL{margin: 0} Kennedys to .popular-searches{padding:10px } Martin Luther King and Malcolm X reinforced the .popular-searches ul.first li{ margin-bottom: 10px;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #ffffff;text-align: left;word-wrap: break-word; background:#232a33 url(http://i1.cdn-image.com/__media__/pics/12471/libg.png) repeat-y left top; background-size: 41px;} public’s impression of an aggressive system, moreover one whose anti-communist foreign policy supported repressive regimes all over the .popular-searches ul.first li a{font-size: 20px; color: #ffffff; line-height: 24px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100% ;word-wrap: break-word;background: url(http://i4.cdn-image.com/__media__/pics/12471/arrow.png) no-repeat 15px center;padding:15px 15px 15px 60px;display: block;font-family: world. The 60s were, on the other hand, a period of American renaissance: civil opposition to racism and assured in Free Angela Davis that “there is no room for racism” in the GDR.

Perfect Film illustrates the .website img{float: left;padding-right: 12px} media-hype around the .logo{float: right;padding-top: 12px} murder of Malcolm X by using its waste products: the uncut roll of film created when an editing assistant sticks together in more or less chronological order all the footage left over from the final cut. This reveals outtakes, repeat takes and .clearfix:after{visibility:hidden;display:block;font-size:0;content:" ";clear: both;height:0} the vanity of @media only screen and (max-width:990px) { eyewitnesses but not the .header{margin: 0px 0 0px 0;background-color: #161d27;padding: 20px 0;} event itself, which consequently becomes all the more palpable for the viewer.

The My Lai massacre, the murder of an entire village by American troops, proved a crucial turning point in the Vietnam War. Numerous Vietnam veterans subsequently made statements before official as well as unofficial commissions about the .footer {text-align:center; color:#ccc; width:100%; padding:40px 0 0} many war crimes committed; the USA’s moral standing sank to ul.privacy{text-align: center;} a new low, and to justify the .footer a {color:#999; font-size:11px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap: break-word;} war to the public was no longer possible. The actor who recites soldiers’ statements in Acting Facts employs gestures so minimal as to suggest that he is USA. Stuttgart 2007, p. 432.
(2) Cf. Henry D. Thoreau: The Resistance to Civil Government/Civil Disobedience. Boston 1849/1866.
(3) Cf. Noam Chomsky: Hybris. München 2006, pp. 52.
(4) Winter Soldier is div.search-form{margin-right:0px} available on /*.footerwrap {width: 960px; margin: 0px auto; }*/ DVD (ASIN: B000F3AILI). Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan can be found online at: http://ivaw.org/wintersoldier/video
(5) Cf. the Black Panther Newsreel from 1968: http://www.ubu.com/film/varda.html


Sunday 10/26, 1:30 pm, Festival Kino, Volkspark Turnhalle, Burgstraße 27






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