Far from VietnamLoin du Vietnam
FRANCE / 1967 / French, English / Color / 35mm (Original: 16mm) / 115 min
Directors: Alain Resnais, William Klein, Joris Ivens, Agnès Varda, Claude Lelouch, Jean-Luc Godard
Photography: Willy Kurant, Ghislain Cloquet, Jean Boffety, Denis Clairval, Alain Levent, Kieu Tham, Bernard Zitzermann
Editing: Chris Marker, Valérie Mayoux, Eric Pluet, Jean Ravel, Jaqueline Meppiel, Colette Leloup
Producer, Narration: Chris Marker
Production Company: SLON
Source: La Sofra
An omnibus film that manifests the will of the resistance against the Vietnam War, completed with the participation of filmmaker friends invited by Chris Marker. This film was the impetus for Marker’s founding of the production company SLON, which created numerous political films by collaborative production.
Be Seeing YouA bientôt, j’espère
FRANCE, BELGIUM / 1967 / French / B&W / Video (Original: 16mm) / 40 min
Directors: Chris Marker, Mario Marret
Photography: Pierre Lhomme
Sound: Michel Desrois
Editing: Carlos de los Llanos
Production Company: SLON
A collaborative film recording a long-term strike at the Rhodiacéta factory in Besançon, France. Marker depicts the factory workers as they question the bases of systems of oppression in capitalist society. After completing the film, Mark joins the workers to establish the film collective the Group Medvedkin.
The Six Side of the PentagonLa sixième face du Pentagone
FRANCE / 1968 / French, English / Color / DVD (Original: 16mm) / 28 min
Directors: François Reichenbach, Chris Marker
Photography: François Reichenbach, Chris Marker, Tony Daval
Sound: Antoine Bonfanti, Harald Maury Producer: Pierre Braunberger
Source: Les Films du Jeudi
On October 21, 1967 Marker and François Reichenbach filmed American youth who opposed the Vietnam War and their peace march on the Pentagon. People gathered to demand peace, only to be violently suppressed by the police in a scene captured with anxious, frantic cinematography.
Report on Brazil: TortureOn vous parle du Brésil: tortures
FRANCE / 1969 / French / B&W / Video (Original: 16mm) / 23 min
Director, Script: Chris Marker
Editing: Valérie Mayoux
Production Company, Source: ISKRA
In 1969, a Brazilian activist kidnapped the U.S. ambassador in Rio de Janeiro. As a condition for the ambassador’s return, the activist demanded the Brazilian government release fifteen political prisoners. The released prisoners defect to Mexico and Cuba, and tell of the cruel tortures they suffered inside Brazilian prisons.