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Counter-strike

The Counter-strike project consists of an archive of films that document or fictionalise self-organised communities (from Eisenstein’s 1925 classic Strike through documentaries such as Nils Vest’s Christiania, you have my heart from 1991, that presents the hippy-anarchist enclave of Christiania in Copenhagen), along with a free, public presentation of the online multiplayer videogame Counter-strike which began life as a modification of the commercial release Half-Life, created by an informal group of hackers and gamers for their own entertainment and initially distributed for free. Now, in its commercially released form Counter-strike is an online, multiplayer, team game with up to 100,000 games taking place at any one time. Counter-strike was first presented at SUPERFLEX Tools + Counter-strike, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö 2002 that traveled to Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki 2003; and Rirkrit Tiravanija & SUPERFLEX, GFZK, Leipzig 2003. Subsequently part of the group exhibition Arcadia, Govett–Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 2003.

Kiasma, Helsinki 2003. Photo: Rasmus Koch

List of films in the first version of the cinema: STAMMHEIM Jahr: 1996 Drehbuch: Stefan Aust Sieben Jahre hielt die Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe die Bundesrepublik in Atem. 1975 wurde ihnen der Prozess gemacht. Der Film zeichnet die Geschichte des Stammheimer Prozesses gegen Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof, Gudrun Ensslin und Jan-Carl Raspe nach. Der Prozess dauerte zwei Jahre - 192 Prozesstage. Szenen und Dialoge des Films beruhen auf wirklichen Texten und Ereignissen. Die Auseinandersetzungen der Gefangenen untereinander sind aus authentischen Briefen und Zellenzirkularen rekonstruiert. Chicken Run / Hennen rennen Jahr: 2000, Dauer: 85 min Regie: Nick Park & Peter Lord Die Hühner Ginger, Bunty, Babs und Mac sind fest entschlossen, ihrem Schicksal als Geflügelpastete zu entgehen, und träumen von einer grünen Welt jenseits ihrer eingezäunten Eierfarm. Doch so einfach ist es nicht, in die Freiheit zu gelangen: Die böse Mrs. Tweedy und ihr Ehemann ertappen sie bei all ihren irrwitzigen und noch so ausgeklügelten Flucht-versuchen. Als der amerikanische Zirkus-Hahn Rocky auf der Hühnerfarm bruchlandet, sieht Ginger end-lich den rettenden Ausweg: Sie und die anderen Hühner werden die Farm einfach fliegend verlassen und Rocky muss ihnen dabei helfen. Antz Jahr: 1998 Produced by: Brad Lewis, Aron Warner, Patty Wooton Arbeiterameise Z-4195, von Freunden kurz Z genannt, fühlt sich im Gewimmel seines Ameisenhaufens nicht mehr wohl. Er hat keine Lust mehr, eine unter vielen zu sein, und als er sich beim Tanzen in die wunderschöne Prinzessin Bala verliebt, wird es richtig kompliziert. Ehe er sich's versieht, ist er zusammen mit ihr auf der Flucht vor dem bösen General Mandible und auf der Suche nach dem sagenumwobenen Insektopia. Keine Frage, dass in der großen Welt da draußen jede Menge Gefahren auf die beiden kleinen Ameisen lauern. Black Box - BRD Jahr: 2001 Regie: Andres Veiel Bis Mitte der neunziger Jahre wird die Bundesrepublik erschüttert von der Machtprobe zwischen dem Staat und der Roten Armee Fraktion. Der RAF-Aktivist Wolfgang Grams und der prominente Top-Manager Alfred Herrhausen stehen für die feindlichen Lager einer polarisierten Gesellschaft. Black Box BRD erzählt ihre Geschichte. Die stille nach dem schuss Jahr: 1999 Regie: Volker Schlöndorff Deutschland in den 70er Jahren. Rita Vogt (Bibiana Beglau) lebt im unerschütterlichen Glauben an eine bessere Welt. Sie will etwas bewegen. Untätig herumsitzen ist ihr verhasst. Sie schließt sich gemeinsam mit ihrem Freund Andi (Harald Schrott) einer terroristischen Gruppe an. Als die Dinge aus dem Gleis geraten und Menschen erschossen werden, taucht Rita in der DDR unter. Der Stasibeamte Hull (Martin Wuttke) unterstützt sie dort beim Aufbau einer neuen Identität. Ein anderer Name, ein Job und neue Freunde. Rita glaubt, ihre Vergangenheit abgeschüttelt zu haben. Doch als dann die Mauer fällt, ist Rita wieder auf der Flucht... IF... Year: 1968 Produced by: Michael Medwin & Lindsay Anderson This incredible film takes a look at a British boarding school and three unruly seniors who fail to conform. The students at College House are kept in line by tradition, strict discipline and prefects. Director Lindsay Anderson is careful to document the repressive conditions and the painfulness of rebellion as he builds to his surreal and violent ending when the students have their day. It is a marvellously funny movie, but it's also profoundly disturbing and deep. Rambo III Jahr: 1987, Dauer: 100 min Regie: Peter MacDonald John Rambo hat seinen inneren Frieden gefunden. Zurückgezogen lebt er in einem buddhistischen Kloster in Thailand. Da wird Colonel Trautmann – für Rambo mehr als ein Freund – gekidnappt und nach Afghanistan verschleppt. Die amerikanische Regierung kann nicht eingreifen. Wieder einmal muss Rambo zur Waffe greifen und von seinem Traum, in Ruhe und Frieden zu leben, Abschied nehmen. Rambo schwört, Trautmann im Alleingang zu retten. Er dringt in das besetzte Gebiet ein. Der Kampf mit den Invasoren beginnt – ein Mann gegen eine Armee! Spartacus Jahr: 1960, Dauer: 198 min Regie: Stanley Kubrick Die Gladiatoren von Capua kämpfen in der Arena auf Leben und Tod zur reinen Belustigung der römischen Herrscher. Die Exekutierung eines der Sklaven durch Prätor Crassus (Laurence Olivier) ist für den unerschrockenen Gladiator Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) das Zeichen zur Rebellion. Er fasst den wahnwitzigen Entschluss, mit der ihn liebenden Sklavin Varinia (Jean Simmons) und den Sklaven des Landes in ihre Heimatländer zurückzukehren. Spartacus formiert ein ganzes Heer, um in die Freiheit zu ziehen. Aber der machthungrige Crassus, der das Römische Imperium bedroht sieht, schickt seine Legionen gegen den Rebellen und seine Armee aus. Eine blutige Schlacht beginnt… Strike Year:1924, Duration: 78 min. Directed by: Sergej M. Eisenstein This brilliant and complex re-creation of the development of a 1912 factory strike in Tsarist Russia, and ist savage destruction by agents provocateurs, police and mounted troops, was an ideal vehicle for the youthful Eisenstein to express his desire to reflect the dialectic of the Russian Revolution in the most comprehensive of art forms. Eisenstein had been developing the Kuloshov “montage“ effect in editing and in this, his first film, he uses it with tremendous skill to enhance symbolism and achieve highly charged emotional responses to the strength, energy and heroism of the working classes and the tragic events depicted. This brilliant and complex re-creation of the development of a 1912 factory strike in Tsarist Russia, and ist savage destruction by agents provocateurs, police and mounted troops, was an ideal vehicle for the youthful Eisenstein to express his desire to reflect the dialectic of the Russian Revolution in the most comprehensive of art forms. Eisenstein had been developing the Kuloshov “montage“ effect in editing and in this, his first film, he uses it with tremendous skill to enhance symbolism and achieve highly charged emotional responses to the strength, energy and heroism of the working classes and the tragic events depicted. The battle of Algiers Year: 1965, duration: 120 min Directed by: Gillo Pontecorvo The Battle of Algiers reconstructs the Algerian Liberation Front's (F.L.N.) bloody and devastating encounters with France in the battle for national independence. This pseudo-documentary authentically recreates battles between 1954-57, including the rise of the Algerian nationalist movement, its crushing defeat and eventual victory in 1962 after a strengthened resurgence of Arab nationalism. The film perfectly mimics the emotional immediacy of newsreel flashes and native Algerians play the roles in the film of their passionate uprising. The Battle of Algiers was banned in France for fear of inciting civil unrest. All credible political thrillers are measured against this critically acclaimed masterpiece. Lord of the flies Year: 1963, Duration: 87 min. Directed by Peter Brook Based on William Golding's classic novel, Lord of the Flies is a disturbing tale of conflict and savagery. A plane carrying a group of schoolboys crashes on a remote tropical island. No adults survive but forty boys emerge unhurt. Under their elected leader, Ralph, the boys try to preserve their social discipline and survive, but Jack, the head of a group of choirboys, starts a battle into two rival groups. Jack's gang - the Hunters - become progressively more savage. The more primitive they become the more they terrorise Ralph's gang, ultimately ending with tragic consequences... haeng dang dong - the haeng dang dong people Year: Korea 1994, Duration: 31 min Production Company: PURN Production A record of the suffering and dreams of the people in Haeng-Dang-dong (Ha-Wang2-1 area) who have been deprived of their homes in the process of evacuation following the start of urban redevelopment from the Fall of 1993. It introduces the Redevelopment Bill that organizations made by the victims and people from religious and scholastic fields are pushing for. haeng dang dong - Another world we are making. Year: Korea 1999, Duration: 42 min Production Company: PURN Production The second in a series made about people who live in Haeng-dang dong, Seoul's most infamous slum. The unique community spirit of the people in the slums is threatened by a new high-rise housing complex that has been developed in the area.. Signature of change, the grameen bank in bangladesh Director: Mark Aardenburg Bangladesh with its 120 million people is one of the most densely populated countries. It is found in one of the world's biggest river deltas. 85% of its population lives below the poverty line. The Bengali professor Muhammad Yunus cares about their fate. In 1983 he founded the Grameen Bank, which lends money to the poor and landless only. Today the Bank works in 35.000 villages and has more than 2 million borrowers, 94% of them women. Signature of Change shows us three of these female borrowers: Uzifa, Awsha and Momensa. By following them in their day to day activities, we see the considerable social and economic consequences from the Grameen loans. Not only for its members but also for the community at large. 'Allah is going to punish anybody who is involved in the Grameen Bank', a religious leader shouts. Most Bengali men are radically opposed to the Bank. The rich are even more adamantly opposed. The poor are becoming less dependent on them as they learn to take care of themselves. In this documentary Professor Yunus tells about the founding, development and future of the Bank. The Grameen Bank model has been copied in more than 40 countries, including some very developed western states. In Memory of friends Year: 1990, Duration: 60 min Director: Anand Patwardhan IN MEMORY OF FRIENDS documents the violence and terror in Punjab, India - a land torn apart by religious fundamentalists and a repressive government. After examining the political turmoil of the late 1970s and rise of Sikh fundamentalism, the film concentrates on the legacy of Bhagat Singh, a young socialist hanged by the British in 1931 at age 23. Singh has since become an almost legendary figure. Today, both sides claim him as a symbol of their cause: the socialist state eulogizes him as a patriot, while Khalistani separatists portray him as a Sikh militant. In fact, Singh was neither. Just prior to his death he wrote a book which he entitled Why I Am An Atheist. Focusing on the Singh's unlikely martyrdom, IN MEMORY OF FRIENDS is an incisive look at the strife in India Today. A narmada diary Director: Anand Patwardhan and Simantini Dhuru The Sardar Sarover Dam in western India, lynch-pin of a mammoth development project on the river Narmada's banks, has been criticized as uneconomical and unjust. It will benefit prosperous urbanites at a cost borne by the rural poor. When completed, the dam will drown 37,000 hectares of fertile land, displace over 200,000 adivasi - the area's indigenous people -, and cost up to 400 billion rupees. Ecological, cultural, and human costs - as often is the case with "mega" projects - have never been estimated. A NARMADA DIARY introduces the Narmada Bachao Andolan (the Save Narmada Movement) which has spearheaded the agitation against the dam. As government resettlement programs prove inadequate, the Narmada Bachao Andolan has emerged as one of the most dynamic struggles in India today. With non-violent protests and a determination to drown rather than to leave their homes and land, the people of the Narmada valley have become symbols of a global struggle against unjust development. But the dam building continues. If its height is not checked, the entire adivasi region of the Narmada will drown. In the name of progress, a relatively selfsufficient, egalitarian and environmentally sound economy and culture will be destroyed and a proud people reduced to the status of refugees and slumdwellers. "A NARMADA DIARY tells the story of Indian villager resistance to the enormous Sardar Sarovar dam project... and explores a number of issues appropriate for either high school or college classrooms. The issue of development versus the environment is universal. The film also offers other interesting points for discussion... and touches upon [subjects] that deal with such eternal struggles as rich versus poor, rural versus urban, and tradition versus progress." Skæve dage i Thy Originaltitle: Thy-lejren 1970 Denmark, 1971, 48 min. Directors: Teit Jørgensen, Dino Raymond Hansen, Gregers Nielsen, Finn Broby, Ebbe Preisler, Keld Hansen, Christian Hartkopp, Kjeld Ammundsen, Peter Stamer På en pløjemark ved Frøstrup i Thy iværksatte foreningen Det ny Samfund i 1970 en sommerlejr, som i løbet af to-tre måneder fik besøg af omkring 7.000 mennesker. Målet var at udforske alternative samværsformer for derigennem at finde frem til nye samfundsmodeller. I kølvandet på Thy-lejren fulgte 70'ernes eksplosion af livsstilseksperimenter: Christiania, Projekt Hus og kollektiver spredt ud over landet. Det danske samfund var forandret for altid. Helt i projektets ånd er filmen optaget som en kollektiv improvisation. På lydsiden kommenterer Leif Varmark fra Det ny Samfund perspektiverne i de erfaringer, der blev høstet den sommer i Thy. Panzerkreuzer Potemkin Jahr: 1925, Dauer: 75 min. Regie: Sergei Eisenstein Russisch-Japanischer Krieg im Jahre 1905. Mit unmenschlichen Maßnahmen sollen zaristische Marine-Einheiten diszipliniert werden. Auf dem Panzerkreuzer Potemkin aber schwelt der unruhige Geist des Widerstandes. Zu allem entschlossen, will der Kommandant ein furchtbares Exempel statuieren: Die Weigerung, Verdorbenes zu essen, soll einer handvoll Matrosen das Leben kosten. Doch ein Schrei setzt dem allen ein Ende: Die Waffen nieder. Revolutionsfilm im Gedenken an die Meuterei von 1905 auf dem zaristischen Kriegsschiff. Gilt zahlreichen renommierten Kritikern als einer der besten Filme aller Zeiten. The truth lies in Rostock Jahr: 1993, Dauer: 78 min Regie: Mark Saunders und Siobhan Cleary "Worauf warten die Menschen hier eigentlich? Man sollte weggehen in ein freundlicheres Land." Dieser resignierenden Aussage einer Flüchtlingsfrau aus Ex-Jugoslawien, vor der Kulisse einer tristen Barackensiedlung für Asylbewerber, möchte man sich am Ende dieses Films am liebsten anschließen. Dokumentaraufnahmen von drei Tagen in Rostock im August 1923: "Deutschland den Deutschen"-Rufe, ausländerfeindliche Parolen, Zusammenrottungen, Krawalle, Steinewerfer - und am Ende der fast gelungene Versuch, Häuser und die Menschen darin "abzufackeln". dazwischen hilflose Polizisten, abwiegelnde Politiker, fassungslose Deutsche, entsetzte Ausländer, beifallheischende Zuschauer, rechtsradikale Jugendliche, die stolz sind auf ihre Taten. Drei Tage Rostock-Lichtenhagen - Drei Tage Krieg mitten in Deutschland La terra trema Jahr: 1948, Dauer: 161 min. Regie: Luchino Visconti In dem kleinen sizilianischen Fischerdorf Aci Trezza lebt die Familie Valastro vom Fischfang. Nach dem Tod des Vaters übernehmen die Söhne die Fischerei, doch unzufrieden mit dem Preiskartell der Händler zettelt der älteste Sohn Ntoni eine kleine Revolte an: Er schleudert die "Judaswaage" eines Grossisten ins Meer, nimmt eine Hypothek bei der Bank auf und beschließt, sich mit einem größeren Boot selbständig zu machen. Anfangs hat er Erfolg, doch ein tragischer Unfall auf See macht alle Träume zunichte. Das Haus wird gepfändet, die Brüder müssen sich bei den verhaßten Händlern verdingen und der ganzen Familie droht Unheil... Das Monster von Loch Long Jahr: 2001, Dauer: 59. min Regie: Ben Kempas "Die Leute kommen nach Schottland, um das Monster von Loch Ness zu sehen", erzählt ein Hotelier an der Westküste. "Aber das wirkliche Monster ist vor meiner Haustüre." Er meint die britischen Atom-U-Boote mit ihren Nuklearwaffen, stationiert in Schottland. Eine Atombombe hat die siebenfache Sprengkraft von Hiroshima, bis zu acht dieser Sprengköpfe passen in eine Trident-Rakete, 16 solcher Raketen transportiert ein Trident-U-Boot, ähnlich groß wie die gesunkene russische 'Kursk'. Die Friedensbewegung protestiert seit Jahrzehnten, scheint jedoch politisch und juristisch nicht weiterzukommen. "Jetzt muss das Volk abrüsten", sagt eine neue Gruppe namens 'Trident Ploughshares' (wörtlich: "Dreizacke zu Pflugscharen"). Sie haben sich der "Entwaffnung" verpflichtet.Erlaubt ist alles, was Trident lahm legt, so lange keine Menschen dabei zu Schaden kommen können. Die 'Ploughshares' zerschneiden die Zäune der Militärbasen, sie schwimmen nachts durch Buchten zu den U-Booten, um Equipment zu zertrümmern, oder sie versenken die Computer aus Teststationen im Meer. Roots of resistance Year: 2001, Duration: 11. min. Director: Ashley Hunt To better understand the struggles we face today, we look back to history to instruct us and help us interpret the present and our place within it. Attica: roots of resistance, gives a brief yet compelling portrait of one of the U.S.' most important rebellions, and one of the most brutal examples of State repression that was deployed to destroy it. The video places the 1971 Attica uprising within it's proper historical and political context: the peoples' liberation movements of the 1960's and 70's and the initial rise of the prison industrial complex we speak of today. An important organizing and public education tool, it leaves us to question whether the violence perpetrated by the State in '71 has been tempered,or merely built invisibly into the walls and structures of today's renewed system. The Battle of trafalgar Jahr: 1990, Dauer: 52 min. Regie: Despite TV Eine Zusammenfassung der anti-Poll Tax Demonstration am 31. März 1990, eine die grundlegend unterschiedlich ist, von denen, welche von den Fernsehnachrichten ausgestrahlt wurde. Die Aussagen der Demonstranten werfen einige unbequeme Fragen auf. Die Frage über den öffentlichen Einsatz der Polizei, die Unabhängigkeit und Verantwortlichkeit der Medien und das Demonstrationsrecht. This is how we do it in gothenburg Year: 2001 Duration: 50 min Produced by: sweden.indymedia.org Don't ever expect to get to know the truth about what actually happened in Gothenburg/Sweden during the EU summit 2001. This Indymedia documentary presents a very different view on the events than other mainstream medias. With more than 10 Indymedia Camera teams we get very close to the events/confrontations/ fights/discussions taking place between demonstrators and the police. Drowned out. Year: 2002, Duration: 75 min Director: Franny Armstrong An Indian family decide to stay at home and drown rather than make way for the Narmada dam Three choices. Move to the slums in the city, accept a place at a resettlement site or stay at home and drown. The people of Jalsindhi in central India must make a decision fast. In the next few weeks, their village will disappear underwater as the giant Narmada Dam fills. Bestselling author Arundhati Roy joins the fight against the dam and asks the difficult questions. Will the water go to poor farmers or to rich industrialists? What happened to the 16 million people displaced by fifty years of dam building? Why should I care? Drowned Out follows the Jalsindhi villagers through hunger strikes, rallies, police brutality and a six year Supreme Court case. It stays with them as the dam fills and the river starts to rise... Coconut revolution Year: 2001, duration: 50 min Director: Dom Rotheroe RTZ refused to compensate them, so the people decided it was time to put an end to outside interference in the island's affairs. To do this they forcibly closed down the mine. The Papua New Guinea Army (PNGDF) were mobilised in an attempt to put down the rebellion. The newly formed Bougainville Revolutionary Army (BRA) began the fight with bows & arrows, and sticks & stones. Against a heavily armed adversary they still managed to retain control of most of their island. Realising they were beaten on the ground, the PNGDF imposed a gunboat blockade around Bougainville, in an attempt to strangle the BRA into submission. But the blockade seemed to have little or no effect. With no shipments getting in or out of the island, how did new electricity networks spring up in BRA held territory? How were BRA troops able to drive around the island without any source of petrol or diesel? What was happening within the blockade was an environmental and spiritual revolution. The ruins of the old Panguna mine where being recycled to supply the raw materials for the world's first eco-revolution. A David and Goliath story of the 21st century. Black & gold Year: 2000, Duration: 75 min Producer: big noise films "My brothers and sisters. . . it's time to go downtown.", Father Luis Barrios, speaking at a meeting of the Latin King and Queen Nation In 1994, the Latin Kings, the largest and most powerful street gang in New York, became the Latin King and Queen Nation. They claim to have abandoned their criminal past and to be following in the footsteps of the Black Panthers and the Young Lords. A new film, BLACK &GOLD, provides a unique, inside look at the street gang's volatile attempt to transform itself into a political movement. With over 3,000 members in New York, some see the Latin King and Queen Nation as the most important political voice to rise from the streets in decades. The NYPD does not agree, calling them a vicious gang with a PR campaign. One thing is certain, the City will never be the same when the Nation goes downtown. Zapatista Year: 1998 Producer: Big Noise Films ZAPATISTA! is an inspiring first-hand account of a struggle that will challenge the way you think about the world. Armed with sticks and words against a ‘First World' military, eight thousand Zapatistas have fought 75,000 Federal troops to a stand-still. Ignored by a mainstream press that cannot and will not cover them, the Zapatistas have used poems and children's stories smuggled on horseback and distributed on the internet, to permanently transform the political imagination of a nation.

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