by Guillaume CAILLEAU
2007 / Video / color / silent / 1S / 2' 30

Ever since 1987 the evening of May 1st a mini local war breaks out in the neighbourhood of Berlin Kreuzberg. This shortest but recurrent war involves massive police intervention from across Germany. Special police forces are literary playing a war game against (or with?) some anarchistic organisations for a couple of hours. Even more remarkable, there is a huge media and tourists presence as spectators mix together with the warriors.
This outstanding event seemingly turns otherwise peaceful residential area into a sight of war. But there are no casualties, and the next day no proof is left of the events – apart from the many media and tourist souvenir photos, making the event a sort of urban warfare safari.


distribution format Digital file on server (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound silent
rental fee 22,00 €