Documentary Competition 2 | Signes de Nuit

Vorstellung am 19.01.2019



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Das (vielleicht) weltweite grösste unabhängige Festival Signs of the Night - aktiv in Paris, Lissabon, Bangkok Tucuman und Urbino - ist erneut zu Gast im ACUDkino.
Der verstörende Blick auf Realitäten und der audio-visuelle Widerstand. Eine Einladung zur Feier der kulturellen Differenzen.

Documentary Competition 2

A Life from Death / Elamä Kuolemesta / Finland / 0:20:00
Sound seeps away from the piano, breath from life, focus from the
film. A mimesis of dying, stylised, but tangible. Death from the
perspective of the attending carers: changing the sheets, holding back
tears, having a coffee break, holding fading hands, lighting candles.
And once more: changing the sheets, holding back tears, the coffee …
life cycles.

Combat Obscura / Miles Lagoze / USA / 2018 / 1:08:00
You've seen war documentaries from civilian journalists, reporters,
and independent filmmakers. Now, for the first time, is a look at war
from inside the military, filmed exclusively by Marine combat
For years, Miles Lagoze served in Afghanistan as a Combat Camera,
shooting footage and editing videos for Marine Corps recruiting
purposes. In this devastating film, Lagoze assembles his own footage
and that of his fellow combat cameramen into a never-before-seen look
at the daily life of Marines from the ultimate insider's point of
view. More than a mere compilation of violence, the edit ingeniously
repurposes the original footage to reveal the intensity and paradoxes
of war in an age of ubiquitous cameras, when all soldiers can record
themselves with helmet-cams and cellphones. Combat Obscura revels in
the chasm separating civilian from military life and questions the
psychological toll war exacts on all that it touches.