©2008 Antonio Serna

ECSTATIC TRUTH : Vonnegut's TiVo (2008)

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Digital Video, color with sound, 14 min 52 sec
Part of the 'Ecstatic Truth' series

Inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse-Five”, “Vonnegut’s TiVo” creates a new fictious story with footage primarily from the U.S. invasion of Iraq. In this way, “Vonnegut’s TiVo” nears what Werner Herzog refers to as a “poetic, ecstatic truth.” (Werner Herzog, Minnesota declaration: Truth and Fact in Documentary Cinema, 1999.)

Vonnegut's TiVo, clip 1 (2008)

Vonnegut's TiVo, clip 2 (2008)

Series Index:
Good Morning Baghdad (broadsheet)
A Boy's Game (book)
Vonnegut's TiVo (video)