Original title Ernste Spiele II: 3 tot Director Harun Farocki Cinematographer Ingo Kratisch Sound Matthias Rajmann Editing Harun Farocki Online-editing Max Reimann, Jan Ralske Script Harun Farocki, Matthias Rajmann Production Harun Farocki Filmproduktion, Berlin supported by medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, Bienal de Sao Paulo and KUB, Kunsthaus Bregenz Format Video, color, sound, 8 min. (Loop), Germany 2010 Note Single-channel-version available

Serious Games II: Three Dead

Again, in 29 Palms, we embarked on an exercise with around 300 extras who represented both the Afghan and Iraqi population. A few dozen Marines were on guard and went out on patrol. The town where the maneuver was carried out was on a slight rising in the desert and its buildings were made from containers. It looked as though we had modeled reality on a computer animation.

(Harun Farocki)