Robert Kramer Retrospective [1998]


- 1998 / France / French / Color / 26 min / Video

Photography, Script: Robert Kramer
Editing: Robert Kramer, Julien Cloquet
Sound: Le Hong Chuong
Producer: Richard Copans
Production Company: Les Films d’Ici

In 1997, Kramer visited Vietnam for the third time and shot this film that concludes his “Vietnam Trilogy” (the other two being People’s War and Starting Place). Kramer’s DV camera observes the precipitated transformation of its society into the free-market capitalist system and the things that about to be forgotten and lost in that. The intimate travel diary turns into a deep meditation about globalization and the filmmaker’s point of view as they occur in our present world.

• Robert Kramer Retrospective | FALN | In the Country | The Edge | Ice | People’s War | Milestones | Scenes from the Class Struggle in Portugal | Guns | A Great Day in France / Birth | As Fast as You Can | Fear | Doc’s Kingdom | Route One / USA | Dear Doc | Berlin 10/90 | Video Letters: Robert Kramer and Stephen Dwoskin | Leeward | Point de départ / Starting Place | Walk the Walk | The Coat | Ghosts of Electricity | SayKomSa | Cities of the Plain | Against Forgetting