It is not just a matter of “making political films”, but also of “making films politically”. Jean-Luc Godard
Rebellion and emancipation are at the heart of George’s films - May They Rest in Revolt (Figures of Wars I) - gives an account of illegal migrants in Calais over a period of three years.“ Politically speaking, it is about standing up, contesting these grey zones, these spaces or cracks like Calais standing somewhere between the exception and the rule, beyond the scope of law, where law is suspended, where individuals are deprived, stripped off their most fundamental rights. And that while creating, through some dialectic reversal, the ‘true’ exceptional states arise. Space-time continuums where beings and things are fully restored to what they were, are, will be, could be or could have been”.
Adapted from Stoffel Debuysere - Diagonal Thoughts