Saturday, August 1, 2009


Interview with Hito Steyerl, director of the wonderfully inventive experimental documentary 'NOVEMBER.' The film, using images of popular culture from 'FASTER PUSSYCAT, KILL KILL!' to 'GAME OF DEATH,' seeks to reassemble the identity of Andrea Wolf, Steyerl's childhood friend who joined Kurdish guerrillas in Turkey and was killed as a terrorist in 1998. The film manages to be both personal and profound, an outstanding indictment of the modern construction of identity, history and the documentary and a meditation on the circular relationship between fiction and reality in modern media.
This is what documentary films should feel like.

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