2010, Fri, Jun 04

Documentary Moments

"Take 2 - Memory of The Future: Edgar Morin" with Edgar Morin, Rene Gabri, Ayreen Anastas, François Bucher and Eyal Sivan

Edgar Morin / Jean Rouch | Chronique d' un Été (FR 1961) | © Edgar Morin, Jean Rouch, all rights reserved

Edgar Morin / Jean Rouch | Chronique d' un Été (FR 1961) | © Edgar Morin, Jean Rouch, all rights reserved

Conceived by filmmaker Eyal Sivan, the long-term project “Documentary Moments” elaborates documentary film practice through screenings and encounters with filmmakers 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).

Chronicle of a Summer

D: Jean Rouch, 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. Shots from the original 16 mm rushes of Chroniqle of a summer and a discussion between Edgar Morin and the artists will be followed by a screening of the film.


Discussion with Edgar Morin, Rene Gabri, Ayreen Anastas, François Bucher and Eyal Sivan

"Documentary Moments" - further events

"Take 1 - Towards 'Night and Fog': Alain Resnais"
with Marie-José Mondzain, Adrian Rifkin and Eyal Sivan
Thu 03.06.2010 | 19:00h More...

"Take 3 - 'Direct', 'Truth' and other Myths: Frederick Wiseman"
with Frederick Wiseman, Stella Bruzzi and Eyal Sivan
Sat 05.06.2010 | 16:30h More...

"Take 4 - War time / War crime: Marcel Ophuls"
with Marcel Ophuls and Eyal Sivan
Sun 06.06.2010 | 18:00h More...