TITLE

Aesthetics of Resistance

AUTHOR(S)
Bodle, Robert
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
Film International (16516826);2004, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article analyzes form and function in three anti-corporate globalization documentaries. Videographers covered the demonstrations against the World Trade Organization (WTO) that were edited into half-hour programs aired in a series called "Showdown in Seattle." It opens with a WTO commercial featuring the WTO logo imposed over a globe in orbit and the voice over features an older woman's narration interrupted with cuts of images of corporate devastation. In "Breaking the Bank," jazz replaces the hip hop scored for "Showdown." More pre-produced pieces are integrated providing a variety of footage throughout as background information. It opens with activists preparing a sit-in at a downtown intersection in Washington D.C. Finally, "Crashing the Party" covers demonstrations staged during the Democratic National Convention. Footage was edited to be posted on the Web site and edited into a live program that aired nightly via satellite.
ACCESSION #
19287490

 

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