The Inextinguishable Fire

Direction
Year 
1969
Country
  • Germany
Runtime
28min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

Harun Farocki’s films are a constant meditation on images and their sources, an inquiry into the institutions that produce images and put them into circulation. The director is also interested in the ties between the military, science,and industry, between military and civil technologies, which in “The Inextinguishable Fire” is illustrated through the example of Dow Chemical, which produced plastic foil for household use while simultaneously producing napalm for use in the Vietnam War. In the language of an instructional film he looks at arms manufacturing and asks: How easy is it to make a machine-gun out of vacuum parts and a vacuum out of machine-gun parts?

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Details

  • Original Title
    Nicht löschbares Feuer
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Harun Farocki
  • Cinematography
    Gerd Conradt
  • Editing
    Harun Farocki
  • Sound
    Ulrich Knaudt
  • Runtime
    28 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
    1969
  • Country
    • Germany
  • Production

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