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First Look: Liberty and Homeland

By Frédéric Bonnaud

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In his new video essay, Jean-Luc Godard rediscovers the joy of being Swiss

The Swiss Arteplage Mobile du Jura (AMJ), a kind of civic-minded, itinerant forum that mixes political debate and art exhibition, recently commissioned Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville to make the 16-minute video Liberty and Homeland (Liberé et Patrie). Godard and his companion have fulfilled their duties and delivered a beautiful, funny film celebrating the landscapes and skies of the Vaud Canton, a region of Switzerland that is a country unto itself-Godard calls France "its Other."

You can read the complete version of this article in the September / October 2003 print edition of Film Comment.

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