15.02.2017 - João Moreira Salles, Andres Veiel, moderated by Dorothee Wenner
Reviewing material from the archives is telling not only about the moment of its production, but also for what it can reveal about the present and our contemporary lens of interpretation. Presenting films in the festival that revisit revolutionary artist Joseph Beuys and the Paris revolts of May 1968, Andres Veiel (Beuys, Competition) and João Moreiera Salles (In the Intense Now, Panorama) confront the changing natures of historical images. Who filmed this material, why and how? What sorts of images are born of fear, of rapture, of urgency, of joy? Salles and Veiel discuss what the archive can reveal of itself, even if the viewer does not consult its historical context.
A documentary filmmaker, author and journalist, Dorothee Wenner has been on the selection committee of Berlinale Forum since 1990 and serves as the Berlinale delegate for India and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is also a founding jury member of the Africa Movie Academy Awards.