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Essential Cinema: pedagogical film project
La Hora de Los Hornos: The Hour of the Furnaces (1968)

Thursday 24th June 1-5pm. The Small Cinema Hall, Richard Hoggart Building. Goldsmiths College
The Small Cinema Hall, Richard Hoggart Building.
Goldsmiths College

Screening of extracts and documentary on La Hora de Los Hornos: The Hour of the Furnaces (1968)

The title of this three-part agitprop documentary comes from a quote by Che Guevara in 1967: It is the hour of the furnaces and only the light shall be seen: In this regard, the films greatest strength is the clear articulation of a revolutionary discourse through an equally revolutionary means of representation. Shot clandestinely between 1966 and 1968, during the initial stages of what would come to be known as Argentina.s infamous dirty war, the film was screened clandestinely as well, to sympathetic audiences of workers, anarchists and revolutionaries who would regularly interrupt the projection to discuss concepts and issues raised in the film.

3pm-5pm Open discussion This is an opportunity for individuals to shape a discussion reflecting on contemporary means of image-producing practices. It is our intention that over time these Essential Cinema screenings will develop into a peer critique / network. A way to present ideas in the form of open screenings and presentations.

Essential Cinema is a practice based research discussion initiated by students and staff of Research Architecture supported by the artists platform no.w.here www.no-w-here.org.uk. This film project has come out of round table discussions on media, art and politics in Research Architecture resulting in an approach to no.w.here to open up their unique film expertise and facilities to an ongoing series of discussions and screenings here at Goldsmiths that will continue over the summer in dialogue with events at the Centre of Possible Studies (Edgware Road Project).


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