In these ways it is established early on that neither identification nor possession, neither empathy nor understanding, are possible here - however much they may be desired, solicited, even insisted upon throughout the video. Since the mid-1990s scholars have explored the ethics and temporality of haunting: how to exist as a living, and thus privileged, human being among the dead of the past, the dying of the present, and the not-yet-born of the future, all of whom make demands on us.
GHOSTED DOCUMENTARY: CHANTAL AKERMAN'S LÀ-BAS Greg Youmans Millennium Film Journal; Spring 2009; 51; Docstoc pg.
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