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67 Ratings

As You See

Wie man sieht

Directed by Harun Farocki
West Germany, 1986
Documentary, TV Movie


Farocki searches for those instances and facts in the history of technology that have been overlooked or ignored, also exploring the ambivalent relationship between technologies developed for civil use and those designed for military purposes.

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As You See Directed by Harun Farocki

Critics reviews

What is at stake in this film is not so much an active interpretation of the images that Farocki lays before the viewer, but more an investigation of the industrial and technical processes which create and exploit imagery for purposes of profit, control and the exertion of power.
January 01, 2008
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…Formally speaking, much more than just a linear and logical argument is being developed. While the above words are spoken, we hear the faint sounds of Brazilian drums and chants, also heard elsewhere in the film without any obvious correlation to the images or commentary. Periodically there are faint snatches of other kinds of music that seem to be employed in an aleatory manner.
February 13, 1992
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