Barricades
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Barricades is a dramatic prophecy about the absurdity of the laws of contemporary society, a video-manifesto that integrates documentary images, computer animation, and sonic-performance. On June 3rd 1991, the New York City police took over Tompkins Square Park on the Lower East Side, ejecting the homless and their supporters and sealing off the whole park with barricades. For the videomaker, this ominous and frightening moment of urban reality was a clear sign of the coming apocalypse.

Awards and mentions
Mikrokom-Soft Award
WRO
Wroczlaw, Poland
1993
Inter-Film Award
International Short Film Festival
Oberhausen, Germany
1993
1992
Canada
11:00
Original language
English (on-screen text)
No dialogue

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Credits

Direction
Istvan Kantor
Screenplay
Istvan Kantor
Editing
Istvan Kantor
Original Score
Istvan Kantor
Photography
Krista Fry
Matty Jankowsky
Infographics
Boris Wanowitch
Musicians
Istvan Kantor
Brian Damage
Translation
Jean-Luc Bonspiel
Sound
Brian Damage
Maël
Bertolt Bartok
Production
Istvan Kantor
Krista Fry

Technical information

Color
Color
Image format
4:3
Shooting format
3/4" video
Betacam
Other available versions
English version
Other languages
French (on-screen text)No dialogue

Documentation

Images
Keywords
Law, Urbanity, Homeless, Repression, Police, New York
Themes