7 - 9pm
Berlin 1936 and Tokyo 1964, two Olympic moments bracketing the politics of Second World War - from the institution of Nazism to the legacy of Japan's collaboration. Dolores Martinez will look at the iconic, state-commissioned films that documented each: Leni Fiefenstahl's Olympia and Kon Ichikawa's Olympiad. Both films raise a question of continuing significance: how is it possible for documentary films to embody both aesthetic priniciples and principles that represent the political position of the state?
Nottingham Contemporary’s public programme is jointly funded by Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.