Back to Films

Film Detail

Add to research

Hannibal in Rafah

  • slideshow_large

Synopsis

'Hannibal in Rafah: A Reconstruction of One Bloody Day in the 2014 Gaza War from User Generated Videos'
A detailed reconstruction of the events on one day in Rafah, Gaza during the 'Hannibal Directive', drawing on material produced by the Forensic Architecture project.
The project stemmed from an examination of the Israeli army’s response to the capture of Lieutenant Hadar Goldin and its implementation of the Hannibal Directive – a controversial command designed to deal with captures of soldiers by unleashing massive firepower on persons, vehicles and buildings in the vicinity of the attack, despite the risk to civilians and the captured soldier(s).
"Because our investigation team was denied access to Gaza, Forensic Architecture developed a number of techniques aiming to reconstruct the events from hundreds of images and videos recorded by professional and citizen-journalists. The images were thereafter located in a 3D model of Rafah. This resulted to the Image Complex, a device that allowed us to explore the spatial and temporal connections between the various sources and reconstruct the unfolding of events. Forensic Architecture... also located witness testimonies, delivered after the war, within this 3D model, and corroborated the reported events with other audio-visual material." The resulting report was presented as a Human Rights case by Amnesty International.
'Hannibal in Rafah: A Reconstruction of One Bloody Day in the 2014 Gaza War from User Generated Video' is a selection of clips taken from the project, composed and brought together in a text presentation.
Official Selection Berlinale 2016 - Forum Expanded - Visionary Archives

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
70 mins
Director
Eyal Weizman
Producer
Forensic Architecture
Screenwriter
Text written by Eyal Weizman

Production Company

Forensic Architecture
Centre for Research Architecture
Department of Visual Cultures
Goldsmiths, University of London
Lewisham Way
London
SE14 6NW
info@forensic-architecture.org
http://www.forensic-architecture.org

Sales
Company

c/o Forensic Architecture
Centre for Research Architecture
Department of Visual Cultures
Goldsmiths, University of London
Lewisham Way
London
SE14 6NW
info@forensic-architecture.org
http://www.forensic-architecture.org