Many question whether it is possible to give an account of the true horrors of concentration camps. Director Pablo Baur came to the conclusion that such a representation is possible, but only at the cost of a radical break with the dominant film language.
He divided his film essay about the former Argentinian concentration camp La Perla into 19 sections, each of which treats the formal resources in its own distinct way. We encounter various views of the location in question, ranging from 180° panoramic shots of the surrounding landscape, to black-and-white figures providing absurdly detailed information about the institution’s daily operations. Taken together, they do not form one comprehensive portrait, but rather a network of mutually interwoven discourses.
Dir. Pablo Baur - 60min - 2016 - Argentina
“My city harboured a concentration camp and I am not indifferent to that. I seek to offer my viewpoint, a viewpoint committed to the real.” - Pablo Baur
"a conceptual and emotional essay which breaks with the hegemonic discourse" - Miradoc