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Apocalypse program

IDFA 2022: Apocalypse program

Compilation program by Laura Poitras.

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In this compilation program by Laura Poitras, the military archival material of Project Crossroads is screened alongside the renowned experimental short film La jetée.


  • Still Project Crossroads

    Project Crossroads (US 1949, 42')

    Black-and-white film released by the United States Departments of Energy and Defense which accurately captures two nuclear tests from 1946. The aim was to investigate the devastating effect on equipment, in particular on battleships.

  • Still La jetee

    La jetée (Chris Marker, FR 1962, 28')

    A short post-apocalyptic film considered by many to be the masterpiece of film essayist Chris Marker. A series of still, black-and-white images tell the story of a time traveler who has been sent from the post-World War III future to save the present.

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