Red Army-PFLP: Declaration of World War
Koji Wakamatsu & Masao Adachi / JP / 1971 / 71'
16mm / VOST ENG OND
After visiting Palestinian camps in Lebanon and Jordan and spending time with Arab revolutionaries, Wakamatsu and Adachi test the "landscape theory" in foreign lands. The images filmed there will be Adachi’s basis for a radical film manifesto against disinformation, a propaganda tool for world revolution and a rare document which shows the battle from within its ranks. The film was excluded from traditional circuits, assimilating the broadcasting process into the guerilla mindset of discreet and calculated infiltration. The filmmakers improvised a series of screenings and organised a tour aboard the "red bus", which crossed Japan and went inland into Europe and later the Palestinian territories.