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1968, Photographic Acts

  • France
  • 2018
  • fr
  • English
  • 52'

Immersed in the melee of the world in 1968, in six photographic registers that underline the importance of the symbolic in our collective memory and the way it is shaped by political choices. Qualified contributors decipher iconic photographs of this pivotal year, putting them in perspective with present-day repercussions. Archival footage and an effective score recreate the era. A necessary interrogation of the photographic act, the impact of the image, and the repetition of history.

1968, Photographic Acts
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Synopsis

Immersed in the melee of the world in 1968, in six photographic registers that underline the importance of the symbolic in our collective memory and the way it is shaped by political choices. Qualified contributors decipher iconic photographs of this pivotal year, putting them in perspective with present-day repercussions. Archival footage and an effective score recreate the era. A necessary interrogation of the photographic act, the impact of the image, and the repetition of history.

What you will find in this film

Historical photographs  • A chrono-photographic journey through the year 1968 • The importance of the eye • The strength of testimony • Historical crash, psychological impact • Collective violence • Social and societal struggles • The horror of war • The shift in worlds • The challenges of a photojournalist • Distance from the subject • What goes in this edition? • The importance of iconography • Keep your eyes open • Semantics and semiology

Photography is a technique that allows the action of light to create images. I see it as an act which, through light, allows us to reveal our shadows.

Film chapters

summary02:15 Shocks

summary11:55 Frights

summary20:54 Rebellions

summary26:45 Genocides

summary34:27 Crushes

summary42:50 Fights

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The authors/artists

Auberi Edler
Film Director

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