Clap Your Hands

Clap Your Hands


Editing: Rita Figueiredo
Color: Colour and B&W
Language: English

Technological innovations of the moving picture in the service of science – in this case, the atom bomb – as we watch preparations for an explosion from various points of view. The film is interesting in its origins: It was put together using solely publicly available footage from the online Prelinger Archives.

The clock’s hand goes in a circle as it marks the time. Preparations complete. Cameras ready, the plane takes off, drums roll. A match is struck and burns, the bomb falls. The pressure wave, then close-up footage of flowing microorganisms.

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Festival edition: 2013
Sections: Short Joy


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory