Home > Film Festival > 13th PLJFF > Films > All Power To Imagination > The Films of the World The Betrayed Square Cinétracts A Grin Without a Cat The Devil Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? The Films of the World 1 2 2018 (131’) France Director: Frank Smith An initiative launched in May 1968 by filmmaker Chris Marker, „Cinétracts“ are title-bank films made from photographic material of national and international news, and are probably the most extreme form of militant cinema. With „Les Films du monde“, Frank Smith returns to this cinematic experience, both poetic and political, focusing on the flaws of the contemporary world. According to their protocol, the „Ciné-Tracts“ were to „challenge-propose-shock-inform-interrogate-affirm-convince-think-shout-laugh denounce-cultivate“ and aimed at immediate dissemination and agitation in order to „spark discussion and the action“. Original language: French Editor: Arnold Pasquier Producers: Les films du Zigzag Contact: Frank Smith E: firstname.lastname@example.org Frank Smith is a writer/poet, video artist and filmmaker, a “linguistic craftsman”, as described by the American conceptual poet Vanessa Place. He lives in Paris and Los Angeles. The products of his research, which fuses poetry, politics and image, have been presented through readings, conferences, performances, exhibitions, screenings and installations at many festivals, galleries and arts centers in the world.