|Image: Truth, Lies & Intelligence|
Have corporations and governments abandoned all pretence to truth? To what degree can the media be said to collude with privatized interests over public ones? Are we complicit in allowing ourselves to be 'hoodwinked'? Are we still capable of seeing for ourselves? Scandals, scare tactics and spin are exposed in this eye-opening cinema program.
Proof Overboard assembles a chorus of informed, critical voices that seek to articulate, illuminate and provide context beyond the spin and subterfuge of commercial network sound-bites, spurious 'current affairs' shows, embedded frontline reports and the jargon of politically skewed 'group think'.
Ranging from visionary filmmakers (Varda, Brakhage) who explore the veracity of the image, to investigative researchers (Travers, Noujaim) who question the way images are presented to us, these films examine the way truth is constructed.
Presented by ACMI to coincide with the major Screen Gallery exhibition, Proof: The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes.
Thursday 20 January - Tuesday 1 February 2005
Curated by Clare Stewart and Roberta Ciabarra