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The trailer for How I Filmed the War which will make its Premiere at the 2010 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

One the most successful films ever made, The Battle of the Somme, shot and edited by Geoffrey H. Malins during the First World War, is brilliantly decoded in this riveting experimental doc that unravels fascinating secrets and manipulations. A compelling contemplation of the ownership of history plays out on intertitles taken from excerpts of Malins’s controversial autobiography juxtaposed with conflicting historical accounts and emotionally devastating clips from the original film. Dispatched to the front as Britain’s “Official Kinematographer,” Malins filmed from the muddy trenches to capture the valour and horror of “the big push” on July 1, 1916—a day that has become synonymous with the futility of war. The British alone suffered 58,000 casualties by nightfall. The rising tension in this fascinating deconstruction of propaganda, illusion, and “truth” in documentary is underscored by a haunting electro-ambient soundscape.

Duration
2 min 1 sec

Views
7,965

Posted On
April 13, 2010
Director
Yuval Sagiv

Writer
Yuval Sagiv

Studio
Independent

Release
May 2, 2010
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
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