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Produced by Ken Loach and Tony Garnett through Kestrel Films for London Weekend Television in 1969 for 1970 broadcast but never shown due to its Maoist content, this experimental documentary marks the beginning of director Jean-Luc Godard's work in television. It's unique as an example of British political cinema not beholden to the Victorian lie of 'realism'. This film does not offer a series of facile images for the viewer to 'believe in' and relax into, but a series of approaches to the idea of sound in conflict with image as the class struggle.
Godard acknowledges that his images can be seen as necessarily false, and by the nature of photography as it is formulated in this film (a new way for the bourgeois to lie, following paintings and novels), intrinsically compromised. The voices on the soundtrack oppose these images, neutralising their potential for deception. The scene of the meeting of workers is astonishing, showing listeners rather than speakers most of the time, making the viewer wait to see who is speaking, creating an unavoidable sense of the workers as a collective.
49 minutes long, colour, 4:3
Size: 568 MB (or 581,952 KB or 595,919,330 bytes)
FAR: 1.385 (18.13)
DAR: 1. 385 (18.13)
Frame Count: 74,732
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