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Directed by Harun Farocki

West Germany 1969 25 mins. In German

Farocki’s vital early short charts the US deployment of napalm in Vietnam and the larger effect of its use on society. Farocki inserts himself in the film to illustrate extremes in a groundbreaking experiment in documentary filmmaking.



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