I Declare a Thumb War
Cinematography: Christiaan van Leeuwen + Andreas Drosdz
Production Design: Marcus van Binsbergen
Score: Nicolas Jaar
Produced, Directed & Edited by Ewan Macbeth

I Declare a Thumb War is a re-enactment of a found photograph from the beginning of the so-called ‘war on terror’ era, of a soldier playing a friendly ‘thumb war’ game with a child.

The film re-stages this absurd state-sanctioned image, a false utopian ideal and propaganda fantasy; imagining it as a veterans memory.

Originally due to premiere at European Media Art Festival 2020; cancelled due to Covid- 19. 

Supported by Creative Scotland & Piet Zwart Institute. 

© 2020