Culturally, the 1980s were a particularly influential period in the last century. Music legends were born, clothing styles were shaped and, of course, this decade was also the era of the “video generation”.
Young people at the time were experimenting with the video technology developed in the early 1980s, which they used to create works of art and to raise their concerns. The new medium was ideally suited to reaching the public while remaining authentic. Suddenly it was possible to capture the dynamics of the street on video and bring eventful life into the living room.
The “Rebel Video. The video movement of the 70s and 80s” exhibition at the National Museum Zurich shows works from the earliest video makers, explores their careers and highlights their ideas and the impact on today’s culture and society. A moving exhibition has been created from moving images.
Exhibition at the National Museum in Zurich
from 18.08 to 15.10.2017
by Stéphane Goël
If Switzerland is sometimes perceived as heaven on earth, the question that follows is: do its inhabitants believe in heaven? Believers, agnostics and atheists all feel the need for a narrative when confronting death. So, what is left of paradise, which once promised eternal happiness?
Encountering people in the twilight of their years, this film offers a moving, offbeat and personal quest within the depictions of this place common to all of humanity, faced with hope and shared doubt.
by Daniel Wyss
In 2014, the Pentagon awarded P.O.W. medals to 143 WWII veterans, who were held in the infamous Wauwilermoos punishment camp in Switzerland. The story of these airmen and their prison unveils one of the darkest and less known facts of Switzerland’s behavior during World War II.
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by Fernand Melgar
A winter spent in the heart of an emergency shelter for homeless people in Lausanne. At the entrance to this hidden bunker there unfolds every night the same dramatic ritual, leading to occasionally violent confrontations. The watchmen have the difficult task of “sorting the poor”: women and children first, men later if there is room. Even if the shelter can hold 100 people, only 50 “chosen ones” will be allowed inside to receive a hot meal and a bed. The others know that the night will be a long one.
THE BOAT IS NOT FULL
by Daniel Wyss
The history of the Chilean refugees in Switzerland after the military coup of September 11. 1973.
This documentary uncovers a unique and little known period of Swiss history, when civil disobedience and governmental pressure collided.
by Fernand Melgar
Awaiting definite deportment from the Swiss territory, illegal migrants are jailed at the administrative detention centre Frambois. Behind the closed prison doors, tension builds day by day. Between wardens and detainees, relations of friendship and hate, respect and revolt are formed until the announcement of the deportment, which is experienced like a stab.
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THE WORLD IS LIKE THAT
What has become of the deported?