This selection of films were made by Marker as a member and in close collaboration with the activist documentary collective SLON (Société pour le Lancement des Oeuvres Nouvelles). Marker's SLON films are noted for their radical editing style and incredible resourcefulness – using whatever footage and imagery available to compose urgent newsreels to combat the grotesque injustices and cruel totalitarianism afflicting Latin America and Europe. Marker's SLON films each focus on the human actors of political struggle, spotlighting party leaders and book editors alike and insightfully capturing the telling gestures and turns of phrases that make clear the dedication and frailty of those valiantly determined to change the established order.
Report on Brazil: Tortures (On vous parle du Brésil: Tortures)Directed by Chris Marker.
France, 1969, digital video, black & white, 20 min.
Report on Prague: The Second Trial of Artur London (On vous parle de Prague: Le déuxieme process d’Artur London)Directed by Chris Marker.
1971, digital video, black & white, 30 min.
Report on Paris: Maspero. Words Have Meaning (On vous parle de Paris: Maspero. Les mots ont un sens)Directed by Chris Marker.
France, 1970, digital video, color, 20 min.
Report on Brazil: Carlos Marighela (On vous parle du Bresil: Carlos Marighela)Directed by Chris Marker.
France, 1970, digital video, black & white, 20 min.
In Portuguese and French.
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