Parálisis - sobre el estado de terror

Jacobo Sucari. 2001. Spain. vo Spanish. s English. 46’


"Paralysis - on the state of terror" is a documentary about our archival and records systems, and the role of images in constructing our past. The mental images of individual memory, the personal and subjective filing system of unique historical experiences that, when told, become eye-witness accounts, and archival material as a device/interface that configures an objective past, biding its time in image libraries all over the planet. A journey through subjective and objective history, guided by four characters: The Witness, a survivor of a nazi concentration camp; The Researcher, tracking and analyzing traces of the past; The Archival Material, source and extension of historical memory; and The Narrator, creating and directing a discourse where history impregnates the present and is revised.