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PERFORMING THE BORDER

Ursula Biemann
’Performing the Border’ is a video essay set in the Mexican-US border town of Ciudad Juarez, where U.S. industries assemble their electronic and digital equipment, located right across the border from El Paso, Texas. ’Performing the Border’ looks at the border as both a discursive and a material space constituted through the performance and management of gender relations...
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UNDER THE CARS

Messieurs Delmotte
Messieurs Delmotte has his very own technique for crossing parking lots....

DER FLEXIBLE UNTERNEHMER

Alexander Kluge
As indicated in the subtitle Tiehrmehlfabrikant Dr. Fred Eicke weiss Auswege, this work centres on the animal food producer Fred Eicke (a part played by Peter Berling). The title refers to The Corrosion of Character (translated into German as Der Flexible Mensch), a book from 1998 by the American sociologist Richard Sennett...

ENCORE LE CRAPAUD

Hänzel & Gretzel
This sequel of Le Vieux Crapaud follows the same theme of the Christ as a symbolic figure for the catholics prominency in our culture. Hänzel & Gretzel employes the same techniques and sets of images as a way to not forget about this....

LÉNINE EN PENSANT

Sophie Nys
In 2005, Sophie Nys travelled to Ulan-Ude, the capital of the mountainous Buryat Republic in eastern Siberia, to film the largest existing statue of Lenin, the founding father and first General Secretary and Premier of the Soviet Union. Only the statue’s monumental head was completed, and we see it from all angles, close up and further away, in Nys’ grainy super 8-film...

WATERLOO

André Colinet
The documentary deals with a man who seems to be obsessed with Napoleon and his defeat in Waterloo. Walking around Waterloo wearing a French army costume, the man explains the meaning and significance of the monuments and places concerning the battle. Also the objects of the Waterloo museum and tavern are being recorded...

THE TROPHY

Ruben Bellinkx
In the film "The Trophy" we see a deer’s head, which is alive instead of stuffed, hanging on the wall. The deer stares ahead motionless, making it difficult to distinguish whether it is alive or stuffed. Suddenly we can see the other side of the wall. There the same deer stands alone in a bare room with its head disappearing into the wall...

FRANÇOIS

Sven Augustijnen
’François’ constitutes, along with the film ’Johan’, a purely documentary portrait of patients with aphasia. François, a middle-aged man, suffers from aphasia – memory lapses – and he has trouble finding the right words for simple expressions. In order to train his memory he undergoes various treatments in a hospital, among them speech therapy...

L'ENTRÉE DES INVESTISSEURS DANS BRUXELLES

Bernard Mulliez
Around the Brussels international South Station
 the local authorities are expulsing the poorest.
in sixteen years investors are still to be found.
local people have organized a procession
to hasten their arrival....

PALE PEKO BANTU

Bram Van Paesschen
‘Pale Peko Bantu Mambo Ayi Kosake’ (‘Wherever There Are People, Problems Are Never Lacking’) proposes, in the artist’s typically tongue-in-cheek way, an extreme case of how far the rapport of a documentary filmmaker and his subject, along with his subject’s identification with the story, can go...