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Faceless

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In a society under the reformed “Real-Time” Calendar, without history and future, everybody is faceless. A woman panics when she wakes up one day with a face. She slowly finds out more about the lost power and history of the human face and begins the search for its future. The film interrogates the culture of surveillance by redeploying authentic CCTV images recorded in London, the most surveilled city on Earth. Faceless was produced under the rules of the Manifesto for CCTV Filmmakers, stating that additional cameras are not permitted at filming locations. The UK Data Protection Act and EU directives give individuals the right to access personal data held in computer filing systems but protects the privacy of third parties. In CCTV recordings, this is done by erasing the faces of other people in the images, creating a “faceless” world.

Manu Luksch will be present and will give a short introduction to her movie (English).

AUT / UK, 2007, 50 min, OmU
Directed by Manu Luksch
Begin 8:30 pm
Admission free