arun Farocki had just embarked for Venezuela on June 2, 1967 as the Shah of Iran was arriving in West Berlin. There were protests, a student was shot, and a new form of opposition movement came into existence. The idea for this film came to him while he was still aboard the ship. The film is structured like a commercial. It takes a metaphor literally: words can become weapons. However, it also shows that these weapons are made of paper.

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