Description of a Struggle

Description d'un combat

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  • Chris Marker
  • France
  • 1960, 60 min
Script: Chris Marker
Photography: Ghislain Cloquet
Editing: Eva Zora
Color: Colour
Language: French

The earth sign, the water sign, the human being sign - this is the promise land. This document, focusing on Israel and its struggle (fight) for sovereignty and identity continues Marker's line of political testimonies. A meditative commentary on how a new state is built hovers over elusive impressionist images, hiding opportunities to make discoveries, which, albeit short-lived, are penetrating the limits of illusion. A literary essay combines with a documentary image to make a hypnotic film, which was awarded Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

Festival edition: 2007
Sections: Chris Marker
Exhibition format: 35 mm


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