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With this collection, curators Ernest Larsen and Sherry Millner have successfully established a new history of film as political resistance. Vol. 1 is made up of four distinct programs with 26 short-form experimental non-fiction films. These radical global narratives span from 1914 to the early 21st century and truly represent the diversity in approaches to documentary filmmaking. The collection has been put together for both political and educational purposes, to offer film and media makers and scholars a chance to review unaccountably under-appreciated works of film, video, animation -- from France to Chiapas, from Serbia to China, to Nigeria -- works that propose various strategies of resistance to power. Don't watch documentary film without it!

"This extraordinary collection informs and inspires. Spanning the history of cinema it demonstrates the remarkable power of film to engage, move, provoke and contend. It's a vital reference tool and instructive resource." ~ Bill Nichols, author and documentary scholar.

This collection includes the following films:

La Commune by Armand Guerra & Le Cinema du Peuple (France, 1914, 90 sec. excerpt)
I Like Students (Me Gustan Los Estudiantes) by Mario Handler (Uruguay, 1967, 6 min.)
Iranian's Women's Liberation Movement, Year Zero by Iranian Women & Women of the Political & Psychoanalytical Group (Iran/France, 1979, 12 min.)
Requiem for M by Kiri Dalena (Philippines, 2010, 7 min.)
The Land Belongs to Those Who Work It by Chiapas Media Project (Mexico, 2005, 15 min.)
Prototype: God Bless America by Martha Rosler (USA, 2006, 1 min.)
The Route by Chen Chieh-Jeh (Taiwan, 2006, 17 min.)
Prayer for Fear by Mosireen Collective (Egypt, 2013, 4 min.)
Inventory by Zelimir Zilnik (Germany/Yugoslavia, 1972, 9 min.)
They Will Kill Us by Sylvain George (France, 2010, 11 min.)
Hezreallah by Yann Beauvais (France, 2006, 44 sec.)
The Food Chain by Ariella Azoula (Israel/USA, 2004, 14 min.)
The Right of Passage by Zanny Begg & Oliver Ressler (Australia/Austria, 2013, 19 min.)
I Am Eight Years Old (J'ai Huit Ans) by Olga Poliakoff & Yann Le Masson (France/Algeria, 1961, 8 min.)
The Lesson of Dis-consent by Chto Delat (Russia, 2012, 18 min.)
Shoplifting: It s a Crime? By Sherry Millner (USA, 1979, 15 min.)
3X3=9 by Gautier Dulion (France, 2009, 2 min.)
14.3 Seconds by John Greyson (Canada, 2009, 10 min.)
The Death Knell (Le Glas) by Rene Vautier (France/Rhodesia/Algeria, 1964, 5 min.)
Church of Stop Shopping Confronts Gentrification by DeeDee Halleck & Deep Dish (USA, 2008, 9 min.)
Expulsion from Paradise by Andrey Ustinov & Natalya Nikolaeva (Russia, 2002, 2 min.)
Jack Smith by Birgit Hein (Germany, 1974, 10 min.)
Red Green Black and White Indians by Sobhi al-Zobadi (Palestine, 2007, 1 min.)
Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) Screed #16 by Sharon Hayes (USA, 2002, 11 min.)
Conakry by Filipa Cesar (Portugal, 2012, 11 min.)
Queen Mother Moore Speech at Green Haven Prison by The People's Communication Network (USA, 1973, 18 min.)

Curated by Ernest Larsen & Sherry Millner---France/Uruguay/Iran/Philippines/Mexico/USA/Taiwan/Egypt/Yugoslavia/Israel/Australia/Austria/Algeria/Russia/Canada/Rhodesia/Germany/Palestine/---1917-2013 --- 238 mins.
  • Facets DVD on Demand: This DVD-R is manufactured on demand and is expected to play back in DVD-Video "play only" devices.
    Includes a Facets Cine-Notes booklet.