UNSERE AFRIKAREISE – OUR TRIP TO AFRICA

It took Peter Kubelka five years to edit the audio and video footage of a safari, which he was commissioned to document by wealthy Austrian tourists. The outcome is a virtuosic, 13-min collage of pictures and sounds, which is considered to be one of the most important works of film-montage in cinematic history. Neither idealized holiday memories nor shots of pastoral landscapes are to be expected by the viewers of UNSERE AFRIKAREISE. It is rather a portrait of the tourists, the modern colonial rulers, who disrespectfully and ignorantly intrude the African world.
 

Austria 1966
Regie: Peter Kubelka
13min, 16mm, schwarzweiß, dt. OF

2011, Archive, Retrospektive

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