This is a double-bill of documentaries, which show how television can be used as a powerful tool in shaping political futures. Videogramme einer Revolution by Harun Farocki & Andrei Ujica recounts the extraordinary story of the role of television in the 1989 Romanian revolution. Harun Farocki also presented his exhibition Deep Play at NGCA for AV Festival 08. Director Brian Springer introduced Spin his landmark documentary in person. Spin shows how US presidential hopefuls used television prior to the 1992 election. It is a powerful reminder of how politicians use television to spin public opinion.
Harun Farocki & Andrei Ujica, Videogramme einer Revolution, 1992, 106mins
Brian Springer, Spin, 1995, 57min, USA