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Friday, July 20, 2012

Joris Ivens: Power and the Land

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A documentary showing the struggle to bring electricity to rural areas of the United States.

I consider Joris Ivens a great poet of the quotidian, but here comes another vein of him: a fascination for the landscape (visible even in his most political movies). I read some place that Ivens, who considered himself firstly a political author, was actually looking in all his films for the landscape. He was making prose without knowing it.

(Joris Ivens)



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