Cinétracts n° 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 12, 16, 21, 23, 24, 26 e 106
Curator: Bernardette Caille | Session: The Cinétracts of May 68: the revolution in cinema
The Cinétracts are deliberately anonymous shorts, shot during the May 1968 protests in Paris. They were always filmed collectively, unsigned, and sometimes by well-known directors such as Jean-Luc Godard or Chris Marker. The Cinétracts are a part of the projects conceived by the program Etats Généraux du Cinéma, assembled after May 17, 1968. Each Cinétract is filmed in the banc-titre (animation stand) with no editing, using French and foreign photographs, generally on a single 16mm reel. They must (according to a text from that time) “challenge-propose-shock-inform-question-affirm-convince-think-scream-laugh-denounce-cultivate”. These shorts stopped being made in the months following the end of the events of May-June 1968.
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