Every era has its fascism. A film necessary for us at this time, over fascism and colonialism. With our 'Analythica Cameral' we returned to rummage in privates and anonymous archives of ...
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The documentary, "Midnight Return" explores the enduring and emotional power of film as seen through the lens of the blockbuster success, "Midnight Express". When Billy Hayes, one of the ... See full summary »
Every era has its fascism. A film necessary for us at this time, over fascism and colonialism. With our 'Analythica Cameral' we returned to rummage in privates and anonymous archives of Ethiopia over the film frames of the Italian colonial period ('35-36). The Colonial eroticism. The naked body of women and the 'body' of the film. Images of the Duce in Africa. Body frames of Mussolini and the 'mass' 1945, after the Liberation.' After being at the origin of many massacres without images, the last of his images are those of his massacre.
I saw this documentary as part of the 2014 AV Festival in Tyneside and I was looking to forward to seeing it. Sadly, this is a really flawed film despite the interesting subject matter. Hopefully, a better film can be made which addresses these issues.
No-one can help that the quality of archive film used isn't great because that's all the filmmakers have got to use. However, the film had chunks of narration repeated immediately for no reason on a number of occasions. Equally, annoying was a singer who frankly cannot sing. A wasted opportunity although the question and answer the audience had afterwords with the filmmakers via Skype had some interest.
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