Newsreel 670 – Red Forests

country, year
Slovenia, 2022

short essay film

running time

directed by
Nika Autor



about the film
Red Forests is rethinking the erection of the razor wire on the EU borders since 2015. It considers and reflects how the razor wire plays a role of a tool of governance and power. The film draws attention to its use, which due to its lightness, flexibility, cheapness, aggressiveness and effectiveness brutally encroaches o human lives, therebly producing the greatest possible effects of control and governance. Besides, the film is rethinking the forests along the EU borders – as geographical, natural as well as political spaces – that bear history of clandestine refuge as well as of clandestine solidarity practices in different contexts, times and eras. Along with the film a series of photographs titled The Wire were made.

about the author
Nika Autor completed BA and MA studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana and obtained PhD in Practice at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her work consists primarily of experimental videos and documentary films, film essays, photography, collages, drawings and spatial video installations. Nika Autor focuses on research of invisibilities/inaudibilities relating to to concealed subjectsof the past forgotten and the present silenced, in the form of production of particular images, specific constructions of collective memory and personal/oral narrative. Autor examines asylum and migration policy, workers’ rights and politics of memory. She has been a member of the collective Newsreel Front (Obzorniška Fronta), an informal circle of people engaged in the field of film theory and art practice.