Critical Writing Index

Redressing Invisibility

by Beth Mauldin

Film Quarterly, Fall 2008, v. 62, no. 1, pp. 102-103

Beth Mauldin looks at the idea that mainstream film-making's techniques to represent reality can be seen as inadequate. She discusses how alternative filmmakers use "the realm of the invisible", the holes in history, to create more powerful depictions of traumatic events. She does so by looking at filmmakers of several cultures, from Germany, to India, to Canadian First Nations.

ITEM 2008.158 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Signal - Germany on the AirErnie Gehr

Nicht Löschbares Feuer (Inextinguishable Fire)Harun Farocki

Woman with a Movie CameraMarina Goldovskaya

The Cranes Are FlyingMikhail Kalatozov

Our NationhoodAlanis Obomsawin

Incident at RestigoucheAlanis Obomsawin

Mother of Many ChildrenAlanis Obomsawin

Stinging KissTejal Shah