We Are Winning, Don’t Forget

Apr 21, 2013

(83 min)

Filmmaker in attendance!

Jean-Gabriel Périot, born in France in 1974, has over the past fifteen years perfected an innovative filmmaking approach by focusing on archival editing. Moving image and photographic archives make up the raw material of his shorts, which are edited to create an impressionistic story or narrative, typically aided by compelling soundtracks. Périot’s work is distinguished for its intense, emotional approach to contemporary and historic political themes.

Despite the labor intensive process of compiling a film via multiple edited images, Périot has made numerous short films (using digital video and/or film) that straddle documentary/essay, animation and experimental genres. His works have been honored with many prizes and shown worldwide in numerous festivals, institutions, and cinemas.  

Written introduction by Sally Berger, Department of Film, Museum of Modern Art 

This event is organized by Amélie Garin-Davet and Steve Holmgren and is presented with support from UnionDocs and The Cultural Services of the French Embassy. 

Special Thanks to VTape, film Re-distribution, Heure Exquise, Light Cone, Envie de Tempête, Local Films and Sacrebleu Production.

Short works by Jean-Gabriel Périot      

Nijuman no borei (200000 Phantoms)
(2006, 10 min)
Hiroshima, 1914.       

The Devil
(7 min)
"You don’t know what we are.” A visual history of the American Civil Rights Movement.

(10 min)
Today's been sad. Tomorrow won’t get any better. Let’s un-do it all over again.          

We Are Winning, Don’t Forget
(7 min)
We are many, we are uniforms, we smile in the pictures but we are NOT happy.          

The Barbarians
(5 min)
If politics were to come back, it could only be from its savage and disreputable fringe. Then, a muffled rumor shall arise whence that roar is heard: “We are scum! We are barbarian!” (Alain Brossat)

Even If She Had Been A Criminal…
(10 min)    
France, Summer 1944. The public punishment of women accused of having affairs with Germans during the war.

(2 min)       
A film about politics and tomatoes.

Before I Was Sad
(4 min)
A very short animation movie about the utopia of integration. Through the story of a gay man, the movie shows, ironically, that integration could destroy all the differences.      

Between Dogs And Wolves
(28 min)      
A young man, looking for a job...


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