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H. Farocki film programme ‘The Image in Question’: The Silver and the Cross

Das Silber und das Kreuz

Germany | 2010 | 17 min. | PG

H. Farocki film programme ‘The Image in Question’: The Silver and the Cross

Das Silber und das Kreuz

Germany | 2010 | 17 min. | PG

Synopsis

The film analyzes towns, workers, and the silver mines of Potosí, Perú, during the period of the Spanish colonization. With a painting of Gaspar Miguel des Berrío (1706-1762), Farocki discusses the brutal process by which Spain colonized the Incan empire by enslaving the people, extracting its resources, and monopolizing its silver industry. As Farocki reclaims, “On the mountain a cross, in the mountain silver. The Spaniards brought the cross and they took away the silver.”

Screening is combined with the films “Respite”, “In-Formation”, “The Silver and the Cross”. 

Language: German
Subtitles: English

Director: Harun Farocki

Cinematography: Ingo Kratisch

Editing: Christine Niehoff

Producer: Harun Farocki

Harun Farocki

 

October 12, 16:00
Contemporary Art Centre. Vilnius.
Introductory talk before screening (held in Lithuanian).

October 12

16:00

Contemporary Art Centre. Vilnius.

Introductory talk before screening (held in Lithuanian).

October 13, 19:00
Kaunas Artists House. Kaunas.

October 13

19:00

Kaunas Artists House. Kaunas.

October 17, 19:00
Contemporary Art Centre. Vilnius.

October 17

19:00

Contemporary Art Centre. Vilnius.

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