Marker’s work, conjoining cinema and literature, document and experiment, activism and meditation, reaches the highest point of the authentically French philosophical (Montaigne) and film (Astruc) essayism. In a essayistic manner of attempting and exploring, it will be presented through the metaphor of hypertext – by transversal, non-linear, personal searching, focusing on the following knots/ links: film as ars memorie/remembering as an act of fiction; cinema-vérité or cinéma vérité?/representability of truth in documentary genre/metadocumentary; interpenetrative concepts of memory and history; history(s) and temporality(s); release of time-images/simultaneousness of temporalities; essayism as form of activism/praxis – humanity – utopia.

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