Documentary Moments - Take 2

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Conceived by film-maker Eyal Sivan, the long-term project “Documentary Moments” elaborates documentary film practice through screenings and encounters with film-makers who shaped particular moments of the practice’s history. Its initial chapter is an homage to artists who contributed to the renaissance of documentary film in the post-war period: Alain Resnais (b. 1921), Edgar Morin (b. 1921), Marcel Ophuls (b. 1928), and Frederick Wiseman (b. 1930).

Take 2 focuses on "Chronicle of a Summer" by Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin (FR 1961, 76 min.). The film builds truth through constructed or almost fictional situations. When released, it provoked heated debates on the relationship between cinema, reality and truth. In 2007, artists Ayreen Anastas, François Bucher and Rene Gabri unearthed an interview with Edgar Morin, in which he mentioned a cache of original rushes. Take 2 introduces shots from the original 16 mm rushes of Chroniqle of a summer and discusses them between the artists Rene Gabri, Ayreen Anastas, François Bucher and Eyal Sivan. /
English / 01:14:05.960 / 176 MB / Ogg Theora/Vorbis - 640x480/Stereo

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