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Persons of Interest
Alison Maclean & Tobias Perse, 63 mins, USA, 2003
After the September 11 terrorist attacks, more than 5000 American residents and citizens of Arab and Muslim descent were taken into custody by the US Justice Department. They were held indefinitely on grounds of 'national security' and denied access to legal representation and communication with their families for the period of their detention.
Filmmakers Alison Maclean (Jesus' Son, Crush) and Tobias Perse provide a forum for a small number of those eventually released to share personal testimonials through which their identities may be affirmed (rather than denied or concealed) and their humanity reclaimed.
'A film guaranteed to raise the righteous indignation of anyone with a favourable opinion of liberty, freedom or the Constitution.' John Anderson, Newsday
Courtesy: The Documentary Campaign
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Bruce Conner, 12 mins, USA, 1958, B/W
Conner reconfigures clips from familiar film genres alongside choice cuts from ethnographic and newsreel footage. Marilyn at the beach, Mussolini swinging by a hook in a public square in Milan and WWII flying aces all appear in the 'cast' of Conner's mordant vision of the wreckage of civilisation.
Courtesy: Canyon Cinema